In the last 21 days, since the start of Operation Protective Edge, Israel Defense Forces have located 31 tunnels leading directly into Israel – tunnels which they use to attack, terrorize, and kill Israelis.
In 2012, the Journal of Palestine Studies reported that Hamas uses children to aid them in digging the tunnels that lead into Israel as well as Egypt.
Via The Jerusalem Post:
The paper, titled Gaza’s Tunnel Phenomenon: The Unintended Dynamics of Israel’s Siege says that little had been done to stop the phenomenon of child labor during the digging of the tunnels by Hamas in Gaza.
In December 2011, the paper’s author Nicolas Pelham accompanied a police patrol in Gaza and reported that “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,” Pelham stated.
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Since the start of the attacks, over 1,000 Palestinians have been killed. Most of the victims are women and children.
The IDF continue to be engaged within the Gaza Strip as they keep a close watch on the tunnels of terror – as they have come to be known.
There is no telling when this extreme violence and manslaughter will end. For now, there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
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H/T: The Jerusalem Post
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