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The tunnels of Gaza

<p>The entrance to a tunnel exposed by the Israeli military is seen on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen</p>

The entrance to a tunnel exposed by the Israeli military is seen on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The entrance to a tunnel exposed by the Israeli military is seen on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>The entrance to a tunnel (bottom) exposed by the Israeli military is seen on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border March 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Amir Cohen</p>

The entrance to a tunnel (bottom) exposed by the Israeli military is seen on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The entrance to a tunnel (bottom) exposed by the Israeli military is seen on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>A tunnel exposed by the Israeli military is seen on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen</p>

A tunnel exposed by the Israeli military is seen on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A tunnel exposed by the Israeli military is seen on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>Members of the Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas inspect the damage after Israeli air strikes on smuggling tunnels in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip March 13, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa</p>

Members of the Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas inspect the damage after Israeli air strikes on smuggling tunnels in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip March 13, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Members of the Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas inspect the damage after Israeli air strikes on smuggling tunnels in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip March 13, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>Tunnel workers sit outside a smuggling tunnel on the border between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip February 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa</p>

Tunnel workers sit outside a smuggling tunnel on the border between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Tunnel workers sit outside a smuggling tunnel on the border between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>A Palestinian relative of Hamas militant Rabee Baraka mourns as he takes a farewell look at Baraka's body, at a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip November 1, 2013.  REUTERS/Suhaib Salem</p>

A Palestinian relative of Hamas militant Rabee Baraka mourns as he takes a farewell look at Baraka's body, at a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip November 1, 2013. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian relative of Hamas militant Rabee Baraka mourns as he takes a farewell look at Baraka's body, at a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip November 1, 2013. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>An Israeli soldier looks at a tunnel exposed by the Israeli military near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, just outside the southern Gaza Strip October 13, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen</p>

An Israeli soldier looks at a tunnel exposed by the Israeli military near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, just outside the southern Gaza Strip October 13, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli soldier looks at a tunnel exposed by the Israeli military near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, just outside the southern Gaza Strip October 13, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>Israeli soldiers stand guard inside a tunnel exposed by the Israeli military near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, just outside the southern Gaza Strip October 13, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen</p>

Israeli soldiers stand guard inside a tunnel exposed by the Israeli military near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, just outside the southern Gaza Strip October 13, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israeli soldiers stand guard inside a tunnel exposed by the Israeli military near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, just outside the southern Gaza Strip October 13, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>A tunnel worker shovels sand outside a smuggling tunnel on the border between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip October 8, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot</p>

A tunnel worker shovels sand outside a smuggling tunnel on the border between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip October 8, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

A tunnel worker shovels sand outside a smuggling tunnel on the border between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip October 8, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

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<p>A Palestinian tunnel worker gestures as he repairs a smuggling tunnel flooded by Egyptian security forces, beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip September 10, 2013.  REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa</p>

A Palestinian tunnel worker gestures as he repairs a smuggling tunnel flooded by Egyptian security forces, beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian tunnel worker gestures as he repairs a smuggling tunnel flooded by Egyptian security forces, beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>Palestinian tunnel workers smoke cigarettes as they rest inside a smuggling tunnel flooded by Egyptian security forces, beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa</p>

Palestinian tunnel workers smoke cigarettes as they rest inside a smuggling tunnel flooded by Egyptian security forces, beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinian tunnel workers smoke cigarettes as they rest inside a smuggling tunnel flooded by Egyptian security forces, beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>Smoke rises after an explosion at a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip August 31, 2013. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa</p>

Smoke rises after an explosion at a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip August 31, 2013. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Smoke rises after an explosion at a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip August 31, 2013. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>Reuters photographer Mohammed Salem descends into a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2013.  REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot</p>

Reuters photographer Mohammed Salem descends into a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Reuters photographer Mohammed Salem descends into a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

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<p>Palestinians smuggle cement outside a tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, September 17, 2012. 

 REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa</p>

Palestinians smuggle cement outside a tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, September 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians smuggle cement outside a tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, September 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>The starting tip of an active tunnel that supplies Gaza with gravel for construction is pictured in Rafah city, September 12, 2012. 
REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih</p>

The starting tip of an active tunnel that supplies Gaza with gravel for construction is pictured in Rafah city, September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

The starting tip of an active tunnel that supplies Gaza with gravel for construction is pictured in Rafah city, September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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<p>A Palestinian smuggler stands next to bags of scrap metal to be exported to Egypt through a tunnel in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, September 27, 2010. 


REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa</p>

A Palestinian smuggler stands next to bags of scrap metal to be exported to Egypt through a tunnel in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, September 27, 2010. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian smuggler stands next to bags of scrap metal to be exported to Egypt through a tunnel in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, September 27, 2010. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>Smoke is seen after what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike on tunnels in the border of southern Gaza Strip, November 21, 2012. 


 REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa</p>

Smoke is seen after what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike on tunnels in the border of southern Gaza Strip, November 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Smoke is seen after what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike on tunnels in the border of southern Gaza Strip, November 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>An excavator operates at the site of a destroyed smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem</p>

An excavator operates at the site of a destroyed smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

An excavator operates at the site of a destroyed smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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<p>Palestinians smoke cigarettes as they work inside a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, November 26, 2012. 


REUTERS/Mohammed Salem</p>

Palestinians smoke cigarettes as they work inside a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians smoke cigarettes as they work inside a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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<p>A man runs in front of a fire after an explosion in a smuggling tunnel along the borders between Rafah and Egypt, in the southern Gaza Strip, April 8, 2011. The cause of the explosion was not clear. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot</p>

A man runs in front of a fire after an explosion in a smuggling tunnel along the borders between Rafah and Egypt, in the southern Gaza Strip, April 8, 2011. The cause of the explosion was not clear. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

A man runs in front of a fire after an explosion in a smuggling tunnel along the borders between Rafah and Egypt, in the southern Gaza Strip, April 8, 2011. The cause of the explosion was not clear. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

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<p>A Palestinian smuggler holds up fish smuggled through a tunnel beneath the Egypt-Gaza border in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, February 21, 2010. 


REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa</p>

A Palestinian smuggler holds up fish smuggled through a tunnel beneath the Egypt-Gaza border in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, February 21, 2010. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian smuggler holds up fish smuggled through a tunnel beneath the Egypt-Gaza border in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, February 21, 2010. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>A Palestinian smuggler stands beside boxes of ceramic tiles that were smuggled through a tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, June 23, 2010. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa</p>

A Palestinian smuggler stands beside boxes of ceramic tiles that were smuggled through a tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, June 23, 2010. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian smuggler stands beside boxes of ceramic tiles that were smuggled through a tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, June 23, 2010. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>A man walks near a tunnel linking Egypt and the Gaza Strip, at Rafah city, northeast of Cairo, August 9, 2012. 

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany</p>

A man walks near a tunnel linking Egypt and the Gaza Strip, at Rafah city, northeast of Cairo, August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A man walks near a tunnel linking Egypt and the Gaza Strip, at Rafah city, northeast of Cairo, August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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<p>A Palestinian smuggler speaks on an internal phone with the other side of a tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, September 17, 2012. 

REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa</p>

A Palestinian smuggler speaks on an internal phone with the other side of a tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, September 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian smuggler speaks on an internal phone with the other side of a tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, September 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>Palestinians survey the damage after an Israeli air strike on a smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, along the Gaza-Egypt border, December 25, 2010. 

REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa</p>

Palestinians survey the damage after an Israeli air strike on a smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, along the Gaza-Egypt border, December 25, 2010. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians survey the damage after an Israeli air strike on a smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, along the Gaza-Egypt border, December 25, 2010. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>A Palestinian worker repairs a smuggling tunnel flooded by Egyptian forces, beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, February 10, 2013. 

 REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa</p>

A Palestinian worker repairs a smuggling tunnel flooded by Egyptian forces, beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian worker repairs a smuggling tunnel flooded by Egyptian forces, beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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