An enterprising delivery company is offering the delivery of KFC from Egypt to homes in the Gaza Strip via a network of tunnels.
The al-Yamama delivery company, which advertises its services through its Facebook page, offers Gazans the opportunity to order KFC from Egypt and have it delivered in 3 hours. A KFC meal ordered using the service costs 100 shekels ($30), triple the usual price.
The company uses a series of underground tunnels running from the Egyptian border at Rafah into the Gaza strip. The tunnels are usually used to smuggle building supplies and goods such as sugar into the Hamas-controlled region which is under an Israeli blockade.
By some estimates Gaza residents have secured nearly 70% of their commercial needs through a series of smuggling tunnels along the Egyptian border since Hamas seized control of the crowded strip of land in 2007.
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