World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Hamas Responsible for the Death of 160 Palestinian Children

28 July 2014

Hamas responsible for the death of 160 Palestinian children in tunnels

By: The Institute for Palestine Studies

1. In recent years, Hamas has built extensive networks of tunnels. One runs from the Gaza Strip to Egypt and is used for smuggling weapons, goods and terrorists. The second network runs from Gaza into Israeli territory and is used by groups of terrorists to cross under the border to carry out terror and kidnapping attacks against Israeli citizens.

2. In the summer of 2012, the Institute for Palestine Studies (which describes itself as a private, nonprofit research institution located in Beirut, Ramallah and Washington) published a detailed report on Gaza's tunnel phenomenon.

The report documents Hamas' use of child laborers to build and operate the tunnels. It further reports that despite concerns by human rights groups, no significant attention was paid by Hamas to their safety.

The report cited Hamas officials who said that "at least 160 children have been killed in tunnels" and stated 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".

3. This report clearly demonstrates that not only has Hamas built terror tunnels to attack Israeli children, but it is criminally responsible for exploiting and endangering the lives of children in Gaza to do so.


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Haiti: $5 Million To Kick-Start Aid In Wake Of Hurricane Matthew

UN emergency fund allocates $5 million to kick-start assistance in wake of Hurricane Matthew More>>


Not Helen Clark: António Guterres Favourite For Next UN Secretary-General

Former Portuguese Prime Minister António Guterres has emerged as the clear favourite to become the next United Nations Secretary-General following the sixth secret ballot held today by the UN Security Council, which is expected to take a formal decision tomorrow and forward Mr. Guterres’ name to the 193-Member General Assembly for final confirmation. More>>


Preliminary Results: MH17 Investigation Report

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is convinced of having obtained irrefutable evidence to establish that on 17 July 2014, flight MH-17 was shot down by a BUK missile from the 9M38-series. According to the JIT there is also evidence identifying the launch location that involves an agricultural field near Pervomaiskyi which, at the time, was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. More>>


At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>



Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>


Other Australian Detention

Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news