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At least 2 dead in Gaza tunnel blast
YNet ^ | Oct. 6, 2006 | Ali Waked

Posted on 10/06/2006 5:44:44 AM PDT by Alouette

Palestinian sources say explosion collapses tunnel under Gaza-Egypt border early trapping five al-Aqsa members inside

Palestinian sources said an explosion collapsed a tunnel under the Gaza-Egypt border early Friday, trapping five militants inside and killing at least two.

The Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, a violent offshoot of the Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said the five were members. The group refused to say what they were doing.

The militant group said the explosion was not caused by an Israeli air strike, after first blaming Israel. The Israeli military said it had no forces inside Gaza and denied involvement in the incident.

Israel often attacks tunnels under the border, saying they are used for smuggling weapons and explosives into Gaza.

Three weeks ago the IDF attacked the home of a Hamas member in Rafah, under which a tunnel was dug to smuggle weapons. After the attack, a number of follow-up explosions were heard, backing the IDF's claim on the existence of many weapons in the area.

The weapons-smuggling tunnels are being dug up as part of ongoing efforts to collect arms ahead of a possible all-out clash between the various factions and a possible conflict with Israel.

Hanan Greenberg contributed to the report


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: blowedupgood; darwin; evolutioninaction; gaza; hamas; thespeciesimproves; tunnel; workaccident

1 posted on 10/06/2006 5:44:45 AM PDT by Alouette
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2 posted on 10/06/2006 5:45:14 AM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 72-76)
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To: Alouette

Oopsie!


3 posted on 10/06/2006 5:46:17 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Alouette

Great news to start the day! Thanks.


4 posted on 10/06/2006 5:46:20 AM PDT by mutley
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To: Alouette
The group refused to say what they were doing.

Excuse me while I spend the next half hour laughing hysterically.

5 posted on 10/06/2006 5:46:32 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Alouette
The group refused to say what they were doing.

Growing underground flowers? Like daisies?

6 posted on 10/06/2006 5:47:00 AM PDT by American in Singapore
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To: Alouette

Dry me a lizzard.


7 posted on 10/06/2006 5:47:11 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Alouette
The group refused to say what they were doing.

:)
8 posted on 10/06/2006 5:47:19 AM PDT by kinoxi (.)
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To: metmom
The group refused to say what they were doing.

It's Ramadan, they were jacking each other off. That's very naughty.

9 posted on 10/06/2006 5:47:44 AM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 72-76)
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To: Alouette

Wow. Exploding tunnels. That happens all the time when people are crawling through with innocuous items like groceries...


10 posted on 10/06/2006 5:49:40 AM PDT by Egon (I stand beside you as your partner, in front as your defender, behind as... hey! nice butt!)
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To: Alouette

"The group refused to say what they were doing".



Must have just been digging up some worms so they could go fishing!


11 posted on 10/06/2006 5:49:46 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (MAY I DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, BUAIDH NO BAS)
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To: American in Singapore
Yuval Diskin, head of Israel’s General Security Service (9/2006)
"[15 tons of explosives crossed Philadelphi to Gaza from August 2005 to August 2006 including]
four tons of standard explosives, hundreds of rifles, thousand of bullets
and other kinds of weaponry and munitions that I don't want to detail have been smuggled from Egypt.”

Meanwhile SOS Rice is pressuring Israel to loosen its blockade of West Bank and Gaza crossings, known conduits for terrorists and weapons.
12 posted on 10/06/2006 5:50:59 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Alouette

Another work accident? Call OSHA..


13 posted on 10/06/2006 5:52:57 AM PDT by cibco (Xin Loi! Saddam)
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To: Alouette
trapping five al-Aqsa members inside
Set up some nearby underground speakers and blast them with the disco version of Modanna's "Like a Virgin". At high volume.
14 posted on 10/06/2006 5:53:13 AM PDT by samtheman (The Democrats are Instituting their own Guest Voter Program.)
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To: neodad
"Dry me a lizzard."

Shouldn't that be "FRY me a lizard"???

15 posted on 10/06/2006 5:54:26 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: Alouette

Trapped Al Aqsa members? Gosh, isn't that a shame.


16 posted on 10/06/2006 5:56:25 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Bill Clinton is sticking his finger in the dike, holding back the tide of history.)
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To: Alouette
A palestinian mining accident. I wonder if they were operating per current OSHA guidelines...
17 posted on 10/06/2006 6:05:01 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Alouette

Good, it'll save us the trouble.


18 posted on 10/06/2006 6:05:40 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: cibco
Another work accident? Call OSHA

Sorry, I didn't read all the posts first to see you had already made the OSHA reference.

20 posted on 10/06/2006 6:07:52 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: neodad
"Dry me a lizzard."


21 posted on 10/06/2006 6:09:40 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Alouette

Awwwwww.... boo-flippin'-hoo-hoo! Guess they get to take a dirt nap BEFORE they martyr themselves.
I just love it when bad things happen to bad people!


22 posted on 10/06/2006 6:15:07 AM PDT by 95 Bravo ("Freedom is not free.")
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To: Wonder Warthog; SAJ
To quote from SAJ posted on 09/18/2006 10:41:59 PM

As you know, ''cry me a river'' is a famous old tagline here on FR. Some years ago, there was posted a story about an Egyptian chap who was caught carrying dried lizard powder, a putative aphrodisiac, while travelling to Damascus.

One of our FReeper friends wrote an amazing parody to ''Cry Me A River'', regarding this goofy incident.

Titled: ''Dry Me A Lizard''

Which is exactly what I think of these whiners. Dry me a bloody lizard.


23 posted on 10/06/2006 6:15:07 AM PDT by Sundog (In a world without Walls or Fences, who needs Windows or Gates?)
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To: metmom

Perhaps Hamas operatives had something to do with the explosion.....


24 posted on 10/06/2006 6:28:28 AM PDT by expatpat
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To: Wonder Warthog; neodad

Or "Fry me a liver -- I've fried a liver over you"


25 posted on 10/06/2006 6:30:53 AM PDT by expatpat
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To: Alouette

Sigh.


26 posted on 10/06/2006 6:53:52 AM PDT by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: Alouette

OUCH LOLOL!

I wonder if this cover in terrorist teamster benefits LOL!


27 posted on 10/06/2006 8:53:34 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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28 posted on 10/06/2006 8:53:59 AM PDT by SJackson (The PilgrimsóDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do!)
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