From the morons at AP:
The passages did not just supply Hamas with arms, but brought in flour, fuel and baby milk. For Gazans, already used to blackouts and shortages from an 18-month border blockade, the daily hunt for basics is ever more desperate -- though there are no reports of outright hunger.
"I fed the children cooked tomatoes today, I can't find bread," Nima Burdeini, a mother of 11, said Wednesday at the Rafah refugee camp on the Gaza-Egypt border.
Israeli warplanes pounded the illicit tunnels as a part of the heavy bombardment of Hamas targets in Gaza that began Saturday. The hundreds of tunnels were seen as key to keeping Hamas in power.
After the Islamic militants seized Gaza by force in June 2007, Israel and Egypt imposed a blockade on the territory, allowing in only basic goods and humanitarian supplies.
Most of Gaza's 3,900 factories have closed, unable to import raw materials or export products. Construction halted and thousands of people were thrown out of work, deepening poverty in an area where most of the 1.4 million residents rely on U.N. food aid to get by.
So, according to the AP, the tunnels did not just supply Gaza with arms, they supplied them with baby milk as well. How nice.
I really feel sorry for the people of Gaza. But this is what happens when you choose to live under a terrorist government. Why, after so many decades, are they still dependent on the outside world for everything? The U.S. government sends them a great deal of money every year, but they choose to spend it on weapons rather than building up their infrastructure.
A culture built on hatred can never survive.