JERUSALEM — Egypt is working to seal smuggling tunnels to Gaza and is building a security fence around the Israeli Embassy in Cairo.
With intelligence sources warning of an imminent attack on Israel by Gaza terrorists entering Israel through Egypt, Egypt’s military began sealing the tunnels with rocks and sand over the weekend, the French news agency AFP reported.
Hundreds of tunnels between Egypt and Gaza are used to smuggle weapons and terrorists, as well as cars and consumer goods, according to reports.
Meanwhile, Egypt is constructing a security fence around the Israeli Embassy, which has been the site of anti-Israel protests for the past three weeks. The protests started following a terror attack on Israel led to the deaths of at least five Egyptian border guards caught in the crossfire between Israeli troops and the terrorists.