The people there lead a quiet a different life with us.
1. March 27, 2014
The entrance to a tunnel exposed by the Israeli military is seen on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border. The Israeli defense forces announced that they exposed the tunnel on March 21, 2014.
2.Sept. 30, 2013
A Palestinian worker rests inside a smuggling tunnel in Rafah, on the border between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip. In 2013, Egypt’s military tried to destroy or seal off most of the smuggling tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border, a consequence of the heightened tensions between Cairo and the Hamas government in Gaza.
3. Sept. 30, 2013
A Palestinian works in a tunnel in Rafah, on the border between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip.
4. March 21, 2013
Palestinian groom Emad al-Malalha, 21, walks with Manal Abu Shanar, 17, his Egyptian bride inside a smuggling tunnel beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip. Malalha , who said that his bride was not given a permit from Egyptian authorities to enter the Gaza Strip, brought her from neighboring Egypt through a smuggling tunnel to celebrate his wedding in his native Gaza Strip.
5. October 24, 2008
A Palestinian smuggler hauls a calf out from a tunnel that goes beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border. Hundreds of Gaza merchants throng around the border area of Rafah every day to pick up merchandise coming to Gaza from Egypt via subterranean passages that have created a flourishing trade zone.
6. Sept. 7, 2009
Palestinian men smuggle sheep through a tunnel between Egypt and the border area of a Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip.
7. Sept. 30, 2013
A Palestinian worker smokes a cigarette inside a smuggling tunnel along the border with Egypt in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.
8. Nov. 27, 2012
This well maintained tunnel used for transporting fish and other good between the Egyptian and Gaza border. Some tunnels were partially destroyed by airstrikes during the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
9. Feb. 10, 2013
A Palestinian worker repairs a smuggling tunnel flooded by Egyptian forces beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. In 2013, Egyptian forces flooded smuggling tunnels under the border with the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip in a campaign to shut them down, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said.
10. Nov. 29, 2012
A Palestinian man walks from the Egyptian side of the border in a repaired smuggling tunnel linking the Gaza Strip to Egypt, in Rafah.
11. Sept. 11, 2013
A Palestinian man is lowered into a smuggling tunnel beneath the Gaza-Egypt border, in the southern Gaza Strip.
12. Jan. 22, 2009
A Palestinian looks up while repairing a smuggling tunnel in Rafah near Gaza’s border with Egypt.
13. Oct. 8, 2013
Men work inside a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip.
14. Oct. 13, 2013
An Israeli soldier looks at a tunnel exposed by the Israeli military near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, just outside the southern Gaza Strip. Israel displayed what it called a Palestinian “terror tunnel” running into its territory from the Gaza Strip and said it was subsequently freezing the transfer of building material to the enclave.
15. Sept. 30, 2012
A Palestinian man helps a smuggler to ascend a tunnel along the Gaza-Egypt border in Rafah.