Hamas’ Oxygen Line Runs through Israel


gazaEver since the Egyptian government started systematically demolishing the smuggling tunnels into Gaza, Israel has become the primary provider of food and raw materials to the Strip. Without that channel, the Hamas government could not last a single day.

The border crossings between Gaza and Israel are working at a rate not seen since the 2007 Hamas coup in Gaza. Between 500 and 1,000 trucks enter Gaza through the Kerem Shalom border crossing every day with goods, raw materials and food.

With tongue in cheek, senior Israeli security officials say that Israel has become Hamas’ only ally. As long as there are no attacks and no rockets are fired into Israel, the oxygen line at Kerem Shalom will continue to operate.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. Be careful. The Arabs will in time bite the hand that feeds it. Recently Hamas has built large tunnels and want to kidnap more.