Thursday, July 31, 2014

Gaza II.

This is coolbert:


That allegation, that child labor used in the construction of the Gaza tunnels, and also the deaths of many of the children during the digging process, confirmed?

"Hamas Used Child Labor To Build Terror Tunnels; Hundreds Killed"

"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."
. . . .

"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,' . . . At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials"

My thought was that the digging of the tunnels probably was a venture as supervised by mining engineers and dug by professional miners, perhaps imported. THIS DOES NOT SEEM TO BE SO!

These tunnels to a degree resemble those karez irrigation tunneling complexes of Afghan?

A continuum of such structures [deep vertical shafts and long horizontal tunnels] existing in that stretch of land from Morocco to China, I would have to think a rather large number of persons, miners, farmers, laborers, etc., familiar and experienced with the digging and mining process. Again, THIS IS NOT SO?

Children too probably not impressed or forced labor. Willing and able [?] to devote their bodies to the cause, heedless of danger.


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