Hamas after one year in power
"Israel and the West imposed a blockade" which "greatly reduc(es) the supply of fuel, spare parts and other vital goods, (so) less sewage is treated and more fish are contaminated. Gazans feel trapped and helpless."
However "Many of the goods in Gaza now come through smuggler tunnels from the Egyptian Sinai. There are scores of such tunnels and while the Israeli and American authorities have complained that the tunnels provide a pathway for arms, their more central role is for computers, cigarettes, gasoline and clothing. Hamas taxes everything that comes through."
Since Hamas taxes everything which comes thru the smuggler tunnels, the tunnels are not for smuggling stuff into Gaza, but out of Egypt. So tell me: doesn't that sound like Egypt too is imposing a blockade? Only "Israel and the West" get blamed, tho.
Thanks, New York Times.