The 160 children Hamas killed

One hundred sixty of them died, according to a 2012 study by the Institute for Palestinian Studies, as forced labor—child labor—in building the attack tunnels Israel is now trying to find and destroy.

“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.’”

Much as it is now “considering” a ceasefire which never seems to arrive or stay for long. While Hamas policy once again forces Palestinian children to face death.

When are we going to hear the White House and the UN call that “horrifying” and “criminal”? Ever?

Via Tablet Magazine.

2 responses to “The 160 children Hamas killed

  1. Since its’ was by Palestinians, this doesn’t count as massacre or, of course, “genocide’. In other words, it doesn’t count at all. No demos, no outrage…

  2. It’s percolating through the ether as we speak. It may not ever have a big impact but it will be known and not forgotten, thanks to Tablet. I’m just doing my part.