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.