The Egyptian army has destroyed 185 smuggling and terror tunnels under the border between Egypt and Gaza since February, according to the country’s military spokesman.
Sixty-nine of them were destroyed in the past three weeks. One of them was more than a mile long and 10 feet deep and was used for smuggling weapons and people.
Cairo has proposed that digging a tunnel along the border is a crime, with a punishment of life in prison.
The clampdown on the tunnels, following several murderous terrorist attacks on Egyptian soldiers, has been met with almost total silence by the United Nations and foreign media, unlike the condemnation of Israel when the IDF used to shut down the tunnels.
Egypt also has created a buffer zone and destroyed more than 1,100 houses on the Egyptian side of the border with Gaza.