800,000 tons of concrete were used to build tunnels in Gaza using child labor. Huge numbers of Arab “Palestinian” children perished working underground.
How do we know?
Because Hamas said so.
According to a report put out by the Institute of Palestine Studies authored by Nicolas Pelham.
“At least 160 have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials”
Exploiting child labor to build tunnels made sense for Hamas because, according Pelham,
“much as in Victorian coal mines, they are prized for their nimble bodies”.
Where are the labor leaders, the unions, the Leftists and Progressives in the U.S, England, Sweden, Germany, and France to condemn these practices?
Where are the images of these dead Arab children and their grieving mothers and fathers on CNN, MSNBC and DemocracyNow? Where is the coverage of these child casualties?
Mind you, as with the Muslim Brotherhood, the parent organization, Hamas is guided by religion, by strict adherence to Islamic scripture — which is now, thanks to the Bush White House, the law of the land in Gaza. That “law” allows for the brutal, life threatening exploitation of child labor.
Not news worthy?
When Israel governed Gaza the exploitation of child labor — Arab and Jew alike– was outlawed, just as it is in Israel. Now, in Gaza, under the Muslim Brotherhood, under Islamic governance, it’s accepted practice.
Why wasn’t some of the 800,000 tons of concrete directed towards building bomb shelters for these child laborers? Why hasn’t Hamas at least allowed Arab women, children and the elderly of Gaza to evacuate into the tunnels to avoid the Israeli military campaign that they successfully sought to provoke with their indiscriminate bombardment of the “children of Israel”.
And why is the United States supporting the ascension of the Muslim Brotherhood, a fascist organization of which Hamas is a branch — in Gaza, and across the Muslim world?
Hamas Killed 160 Palestinian Children to Build Terror Tunnels
Militant group used child labor to construct underground network in Gaza
By Myer Freimann — Jul 25, 2014
The Institute for Palestine Studies published a detailed report on Gaza’s Tunnel Phenomenon in the summer of 2012. It reported that tunnel construction in Gaza has resulted in a large number of child deaths.
“At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials”
The author, Nicolas Pelham, explains that Hamas uses child laborers to build their terror tunnels because, “much as in Victorian coal mines, they are prized for their nimble bodies”.
Human rights groups operating in Gaza raised concerns about child labor in the tunnels as far back as 2008. Hamas responded by saying it was “considering curbs.” Following Operation Cast Lead in 2009 Hamas softened its position and the Interior Ministry established the Tunnel Affairs Commission (TAC) which, “In response to public concern at a rising toll of tunnel casualties, particularly of child workers…issued guidelines intended to ensure safe working conditions.” No mention is made in the report of the conditions that would result for both Palestinian and Israeli children from building tunnels that would be used to launch terror attacks.
Nor does it seem that Hamas paid much subsequent attention to ensuring the safety of the child workers that it used to build the tunnels that would wind up endangering the lives of many in Gaza. On a tour of the tunnels in 2011, Pelham noted that, “nothing was done to impede the use of children in the tunnels.”
Not only are Hamas misappropriating much of the humanitarian aid supplied to Gaza—800,000 tons of cement were used to construct the terror tunnels into Israel—they are also directly exploiting and endangering Gaza’s youth in their construction and operation.