Wednesday, March 02, 2011

So what's being smuggled in the tunnels now?

Last week, a tunnel between Egypt and Gaza collapsed, injuring three people.

Today, another man working on a smuggling tunnel died from a fall.

In 2008 and 2009, there were a bunch of articles in the media about how the tunnels were Gaza's lifeline, how consumer goods were being smuggled in, and how the tunnel operators were heroically defying the blockade.

Now that Gaza has plenty of consumer goods, what exactly is being smuggled in the tunnels?

As was the case then, these intrepid reporters never bother asking about weapons smuggling. It is as if Chinese-made Grad rockets magically appear in Gaza, perhaps with the help of Aladdin's genie.