Egypt’s military has blown up more tunnels on the Egyptian side of the border with the besieged Gaza Strip, security sources said.
This comes after Egypt stepped up limitations on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip by blowing up dozens of tunnels under its border with Gaza, press TV reported.
The military has increased the destruction of the tunnels on the Egyptian side of the border since July’s ouster of the former president, Mohammed Mursi.
Egyptian troops have destroyed dozens of facilities by blowing, bulldozing or funneling water into the tunnels.
More than 80 percent of the tunnels are no longer functional following their destruction by the Egyptian security forces.
The embellishment of the tunnels has reportedly led to an increase in the price of fuel and other commodities in the coastal territory. Palestinians have to wait in long lines at gas stations and face daily power outages that last up to 14 hours.
The army says the destruction are necessary to fight militants in North Sinai Peninsula.