By seizing the so-called "Philadelphi" route along the Gaza- Egyptian international borderline, Hamas has finally taken full control of all exits and border crossings into the Gaza Strip- where they are about to create an Islamic Fundamentalist Hamastan.
A virtual subterranean tunnel city has been constructed underneath the Egyptian border line.
Israel is highly concerned from the flow of Iranian originating weapons and munitions into Gaza through the underground tunnels under the Philadelphi line that was abandoned by Israel two years ago. That will make Gaza the terror empire of the Middle East under Iranian-Syrian, or al Qaeda control.
Much now depends on the future conduct of the Egyptian authorities in Sinai. Sofar they have done little to stop the smuggling route, either overland or underground.