RAFAH, Egypt – An Egyptian security official says border guards have discovered five new underground smuggling tunnels north of the Rafah crossing point.
The official says two tunnels were used to pump fuel to the Gaza Strip which is facing severe energy shortages. One of the tunnels was found in a kitchen with a pump connected to hose running through it.
The tunnels were found early on Monday, added the official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to talk to the media.
Some 50 jerry cans of fuel and another pump were found in the second tunnel which opened into an olive orchard a 150 yards from the border.