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Report: Hamas Used Child Labor to Build Terror Tunnels; Hundreds Killed
Breitbart News ^ | 07/31/2014 | By Joel B. Pollak

Posted on 07/31/2014 9:38:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Hamas killed hundreds of children in the construction of its extensive tunnel network, built partly to carry out attacks on children across the Gaza border in Israel. That report--confirmed by Hamas itself--emerged in 2012, not from the Israeli government, but the sympathetic Journal of Palestine Studies, in an article that otherwise celebrated the secret tunnel system as a symbol of Palestinian resistance to the Israeli "siege" of the Gaza Strip.

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: children; hamas; israel; kenyanbornmuzzie; tunnels

1 posted on 07/31/2014 9:38:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 07/31/2014 9:38:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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!!


3 posted on 07/31/2014 9:41:50 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Call him Ishmael…Jacob I have loved, Esau have I hated….


4 posted on 07/31/2014 9:42:20 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: SeekAndFind

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”.


5 posted on 07/31/2014 9:43:55 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is there anything more cowardly and sub-human than a Muslim jihadi?


6 posted on 07/31/2014 9:49:31 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Mamzelle

“He will be a wild donkey of a man;
his hand will be against everyone
and everyone’s hand against him,
and he will live in hostility
toward[a] all his brothers.”


7 posted on 07/31/2014 9:55:01 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Hamas killed hundreds of children in the construction of its extensive tunnel network...............”

But the Israeli’s are the bad guys! RIIIIIIIIIGHT!


8 posted on 07/31/2014 9:55:30 AM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: SeekAndFind

Bookmark.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 10:03:17 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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10 posted on 07/31/2014 10:04:08 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, aka, new democRat voters and his 2016 FDR 3rd term attempt!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

RE: Oh yeah right, like THAT gun is going to be effective.

Did Palestine now master the technology of 3D printing? :)


11 posted on 07/31/2014 10:04:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“....Did Palestine now master the technology of 3D printing? :)”

No, but they’re pretty good with a bandsaw, and spray paint.


12 posted on 07/31/2014 10:26:16 AM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: SeekAndFind

Those kids are in “Paradise”, so what’s the problem? /sarcasm


13 posted on 07/31/2014 10:28:37 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nancy Pelosi told me that Hamas is a humanitarian outfit and she heard it from the Qataris. Who are you going to believe?


14 posted on 07/31/2014 10:59:57 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


15 posted on 07/31/2014 11:01:09 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: 1010RD

Hamas is a Jew killing outfit,

so the left is all for it.


16 posted on 07/31/2014 11:02:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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


17 posted on 07/31/2014 11:05:56 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: MrB

You need to come to Cook County and meet our Democrats. They hate Jews like nobody’s business.


18 posted on 07/31/2014 11:12:57 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Cook County... hmmm... come to Cook County, or stay home...

I’ll pass, thankyou - tell them all “hi” for me!


19 posted on 07/31/2014 11:15:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.

/s


20 posted on 07/31/2014 11:31:08 AM PDT by bgill
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Hamas protecting their stash of missiles....
from poster "Excellence" in another thread...
21 posted on 07/31/2014 1:16:19 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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Hillary: Gaza's Small Size Justification For Hamas Housing Rockets In Schools


22 posted on 07/31/2014 9:24:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cherokee1

Thanks for your intelligent post....

I’m surprised at how ignorant some of the previous comments were......


23 posted on 08/01/2014 8:50:55 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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