North Sinai, land of Bedouin tribes, is a particular place in Egypt. Stranded between Suez Canal and Israel, the region was abandoned by the authorities based in Cairo. Most Bedouins feel Arab first and not so much Egyptian. Discriminated for years, they turned towards smuggling to Gaza strip, and Israel, human trafficking and other kind of dirty business to make a living. Like Musa, this sheikh who used to teach in a primary school and quit his job to smuggle to Gaza because of the bad conditions of education and attract by the big money to make. As a teacher, he would not earn 100 euros a month… Today, he owns a palace in a small border village in the desert and several four wheels drives. He was researched by the authorities and couldn’t live his village where police doesn’t venture, even Al Arish, the city on the coast was unreachable. But after 2011 uprising, the police deserted the Sinai peninsula and the sheikh could negotiated in sentence like many other bedouins. Since, the security situation has degenerate.. And the army is back in the peninsula.