Egypt mulls buffer zone on Gaza border

Al-Masry Al-Youm reports:

Egypt is currently considering a plan to set up a 5-kilometer wide buffer zone on its border with the Gaza Strip, senior security sources told Al-Masry Al-Youm on Saturday.

They said that security forces are finalizing a plan to destroy smuggling tunnels, adding that heavy digging equipment was recently transferred to border town of Rafah. The machinery, which uses modern vibration techniques, is meant to destroy the tunnels at a depth of 20 meters below the surface of the earth.

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