There’s been so much talk about and anger towards Israel because of the wall Israel built in an effort to protect her citizens from suicide bombings. Only occasionally, though, does one hear that Egypt also built a wall — and the Palestinians are as determined to do away with the one wall as with the other:
Palestinian militant group of approximately 50 members attempted to create another passage in the wall separating Egypt and Gaza. the group of masked men set off an explosive near the concrete border wall on Thursday, Palestinian security officials said.
The explosion caused little damage to the wall, the officials said.
In the past, militants have blown holes in the wall, allowing unfettered passage between Egypt and Gaza. The official Rafah border crossing has been closed for much of the past few months, due to Israeli security warnings that have prevented European observers from reaching the internationally monitored border, AP reports.
Israel has been concerned that arms smugglers and Islamic militants could freely cross from Egypt’s Sinai Desert into Gaza.