Crossing from Gaza into Egypt in a smuggler’s tunnel

Sam Morris recounts his experience climbing into a 2x2m (and precarious) smuggling tunnel along the Philadelphia corridor dividing the Gaza Strip from Egypt in 2011–in a time when Israel frequently targeted the tunnels with airstrikes. Egypt subsequently relaxed border controls later that year and most of the tunnels, which had killed at least 140 children used as smugglers, were demolished in 2013-2014.

Storyteller: Sam Morris

Date of Story: 2011
Location of Story: Gaza, Palestine
Location: Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Date: 17 November, 2015