Gaza: I was part of a Reuters team who were given exclusive access to take pictures of the tunnels used by Hamas’ armed wing to fight against Israel. We were blindfolded by Hamas militants and guided to an undisclosed location. Suddenly I found myself inside a dark and scary tunnel. I could barely breathe inside the place it was so deep and cold. The dim light and narrowness of the tunnel made it very difficult to take pictures. It was a very special story as the Reuters team were the first people to be allowed into the tunnels. The pictures were published in many papers and magazines around the world.
A Palestinian fighter from the Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, gestures inside an underground tunnel in Gaza, August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem