Sunday, 28 December 2014

Egypt to demolish 1,200 homes for buffer zone near Gaza border


Egypt plans to destroy 1,200 homes to extend the depth of its security buffer zone on its border with the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip.

According to Egyptian military sources, an Egyptian technical engineering committee has finished surveying the homes that are located between 500-1,000 meters from the Gaza border.

The homes will be destroyed to expand the buffer zone on the border to a width of one kilometer.

In November, Egypt decided to extend its security buffer zone on its border with Gaza from 500 meters to one kilometer.

Citing security officials, Egypt’s MENA state news agency said on November 17 that the decision had been taken “after the discovery of underground tunnels with a total length of 800 to 1,000 meters” along the border with Gaza. more

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