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Fish swimming.

Egypt has come up with a creative way to infuse new life into its battered economy and improve the nutritional base of its population, all while securing its border with Gaza.

Remember that huge, kilometer-long trench that Egyptian security personnel were creating along the Egyptian-Gaza border – 10 meters wide, 20 meters deep – outside of Rafah city?

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(This is the trench that cost the Egyptian government a few million dollars in reparation funds to the thousands of local residents whose homes were demolished to make way for the “security buffer zone” that was being created at the time.)

That “trench” may soon be filled with seawater from the Mediterranean, according to sources who spoke with the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency. Engineers are allegedly already preparing the pumps and pipelines for a fish farming project.

The claims could not be confirmed, however, Ma’an said.

Egyptian officials have considered using water in the past to destroy terrorist smuggling tunnels reaching under the border from Gaza.

Gaza’s ruling Hamas terror organization was found to have been supporting the Da’esh (ISIS)-linked Sinai Province terror organization during its recent attacks on Egyptian security personnel. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood organization.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

16 COMMENTS

  1. This could be Israel's answer to Gaza tunnels too. And the answer to making Gaza a Palestinian Singapore to Israel's Malaysia–by making Gaza an island. It's easy to do with strip mining style earthmoving equipment like they use to surface mine coal.

  2. I have been saying this for years. Surround Gaza with deep water trenches that will make tunnels absolete, and at the same time, create a buffer zone. Israel does not need fish farms there, so we could throw tons of barbed wire in the water, for those trying to get into Israel.

  3. Most of the Talapia and Salmon in the US are from fish farms. Talapia eat their own waste to get the nutrients missed the first two times. Google it if you're squeemish and want to continue eating talapia then forgot what I just told you. I sold air blowers to the fish farms in Hawaii.

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