The Middle East

Smugglers' Tunnels Fuel Gaza's Economy

Posted on January 31, 2013
GAZA_2.jpg Photograph by Eyad Al Baba/APA Images/CORBIS

A general view of the tunnels used for smuggling goods, including food, fuel, and building materials, along the Gaza-Egypt border in Rafah on Dec. 27, 2012.

Smugglers say their importance is waning: Access to Israeli goods is improving, and the Gazan government has begun regulating the tunnels, sapping profits.

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