Sunday, October 27, 2013

Hamas: Egypt's tunnel closure costs Gaza $230 million monthly

Cry us a river, and go blame the Egyptians for the "unbearable hardships" and "humanitarian catastrophe" endured by the "peace loving" Palestinians.
(AFP) Egypt's closure of tunnels used to smuggle goods into the Gaza Strip has caused monthly losses of $230 million to its economy, a Hamas official said Sunday.

The "closure of the tunnels caused heavy losses to the industry, commerce, agriculture, transport and construction sectors" of around $230 million monthly, said Hatem Oweida, deputy economy minister for the Islamist movement Hamas that governs the strip.