Skip to comments.Report: Hamas Used Child Labor to Build Terror Tunnels; Hundreds Killed
Posted on 07/31/2014 9:38:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The article, "Gaza's Tunnel Phenomenon: The Unintended Dynamics of Israel's Siege," was published in the Summer 2012 edition of the Journal by Nicholas Pelham, who writes for the Economist and the New York Review of Books, according to his bio. It is receiving new attention thanks to Myer Freimann of Tablet, an online journal of Jewish affairs, whose post about Hamas's use of child labor has gone viral in social media.
Pelham wrote that despite the economic success of the tunnels underneath Egyptian border, which enriched Hamas through a thriving black market as well as arming it with new weapons, there were a few drawbacks. One of these was a "cavalier approach to child labor and tunnel fatalities," he noted. "During a police patrol that the author was permitted to accompany in December 2011, nothing was done to impede the use of children in the tunnels, where, much as in Victorian coal mines, they are prized for their nimble bodies. At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials" (emphasis added).
Though some children likely worked voluntarily, the fact that there were public complaints about child deaths, to which Hamas felt compelled to respond at least superficially, is evidence of some amount of coercion. The number of deaths since 2012 has yet to be reported, but almost certainly exceeds the number Pelham reported.
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Yeah but if Israel wasn’t evil then Hamas wouldn’t have to kill kids to build tunnels ergo it’s Israels fault. The children the children! You see, Israel kills the children!!
Call him Ishmael Jacob I have loved, Esau have I hated .
Oh yeah right, like THAT gun is going to be effective. *Pshhh*, what a loser. Oh wait, let me use the new popular spelling for ‘loser’ thanks to our liberal run educational system: “What a looser”.
Is there anything more cowardly and sub-human than a Muslim jihadi?
“He will be a wild donkey of a man;
his hand will be against everyone
and everyones hand against him,
and he will live in hostility
toward[a] all his brothers.
“Hamas killed hundreds of children in the construction of its extensive tunnel network...............”
But the Israeli’s are the bad guys! RIIIIIIIIIGHT!
RE: Oh yeah right, like THAT gun is going to be effective.
Did Palestine now master the technology of 3D printing? :)
“....Did Palestine now master the technology of 3D printing? :)”
No, but they’re pretty good with a bandsaw, and spray paint.
Those kids are in “Paradise”, so what’s the problem? /sarcasm
Nancy Pelosi told me that Hamas is a humanitarian outfit and she heard it from the Qataris. Who are you going to believe?
We’re talking about the worst people in the world. Savages who strap bombs on children and make them blow themselves up for the cause. They sneak into Israel and murder women and children in cold blood. They refuse to let average citizens take shelter in bunkers while they, themselves, cower in the bunkers and tunnels and let women and children be killed. In fact, they want them to die for the cause.
Hamas is a Jew killing outfit,
so the left is all for it.
Don’t doubt the effectiveness of using dummy guns in training. Our own Army used wooden trainers when we were ramping up to get into WW I. And BTW: if you happened to get butt-stroked with a wooden rifle you wouldn’t laugh off the sting, and couldn’t tell the difference. There are many ways rifles are used in training that don’t involve firing them——Semper Fi
You need to come to Cook County and meet our Democrats. They hate Jews like nobody’s business.
Cook County... hmmm... come to Cook County, or stay home...
I’ll pass, thankyou - tell them all “hi” for me!
If only Kerry had been over there sooner and with larger check$, they wouldn’t have had to resort to child labor. Either way, it’s Bibi’s fault.
Thanks for your intelligent post....
I’m surprised at how ignorant some of the previous comments were......