Thursday, 1 July 2010

Gaza's network of tunnels

The blockade of the Gaza strip by Israel is a pretty emotive subject. What one might call a political hot potato. Its legality is endlessley debated.
What doesn't get much of a mention is the plight of the Stakhanovite Palestinian donkeys who work underground in the 1000 14km-long tunnels which run below the border with Egypt. These trusty workhorses lug essential supplies into Gaza every day thereby keeping Gaza's 1.5 million people alive. I think there should be statues to honor these beasts who risk hoof and hind daily to feed the people.
Check out this Economist vid showcasing the amazing work of Belgium photographer Bruno Stevens

1 comment:

  1. .. I know that voice tho. Bruno sounds just like that bloke with big ears who pimps for Israel, Mark something