Egypt rethinks Philadelphi Corridor moat
This may be a good idea.
If weapons smuggling could
be mostly stopped Israel would
be more inclined to agree to a
The idea of a moat along the corridor as a way to stop the tunnel industry is not new. In April 2007, Maj.-Gen. Ido Nehushtan, then head of the IDF's Planning Division, raised the possibility with the Egyptians during high-level security talks in Cairo and was told at the time that it would be considered.
In 2004, the Israeli Defense Ministry issued a tender for the digging of the moat along the border. The specifications given at the time were that the ditch would be four kilometers long, 25 meters deep and 100 meters wide.