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Gaza tunnel worker dies from electric shock

June 11, 2011 10:18 P.M. (Updated: June 12, 2011 7:48 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian died Saturday from an electric shock while working in a smuggling tunnel under the Gaza-Egypt border, medics said.

Gaza medical services spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya identified the victim as Mahmoud Abed, 23.

Medics say over 160 Palestinians have died in the network of underground tunnels since Israel imposed a siege on the Gaza Strip in 2006.

Smuggling tunnels from Egypt have provided a lifeline to the 1.6 million residents of Gaza, particularly since Israel tightened its blockade in 2007 when Hamas took control of the territory.

On May 28, Egypt ended its cooperation with the siege by reopening the Rafah crossing, Gaza's only border crossing not controlled by Israel.

The opening eased the movement of people in and out of Gaza, but the terminal is not equipped for the transfer of goods, and so its reopening has had little impact on Israel's siege.
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