Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Israeli warplanes target a tunnel in Rafah - Two Palestinians injured

PressTV - Israeli warplanes target a tunnel in Rafah:

Wed Aug 3, 2011 1:26AM GMT
Ashraf Shannon, Press TV, Gaza

"Two Palestinians were injured in an Israeli warplane missile attack on a tunnel in Rafah south of the Gaza Strip. Tunnels on the border with Egypt are mainly used to bring in food and other basic supplies into the blockaded coastal enclave.

The latest attack comes as Palestinians in Gaza are stocking up on food items in order to observe the Holy month of Ramadan.
Many here say the prices keep increasing due to the high demand and the shortage of supplies, which come via tunnels from Egypt.

Analyst meanwhile accuse Israel of targeting tunnels to benefit Israel companies.
Mohsen Abu Ramadan, a well known Gazan economist, told Press TV that by attacking the tunnels during the Holy month of Ramadan Israel prevents Egyptian goods from reaching Gaza and only Israeli goods may be brought into the tiny coastal sliver.

During this holy month people tend to hold banquets for their relatives to bring them closer together.

Like other Muslims around the world the holy month of Ramadan is seen by Gazans as the harbinger of mercy and blessing.

Many here say they only hope for a peaceful Ramadan this year away from further Israeli attacks.

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