Gaza tunnel digger (screenshot)
In order to ensure that the locations of their tunnels remain a secret, Hamas has executed dozens of tunnel diggers.
As reported by Mako’ Army Blog, during the excavation of the Gaza tunnels, tunnel workers were blindfolded when traveling to and from tunnel locations. They were also stripped searched to ensure that the diggers were not carrying a camera or recording device.
After the tunnels were completed, dozens were reportedly executed to prevent intelligence leaks to Israel.
‘Anyone they suspected might transfer information to Israel on the tunnels was killed by the military wing,’ a different source said. ‘They were very cruel.’
In 2012, a Journal of Palestine Studies article claimed 160 Palestinian children were killed while working on Hamas’s tunnel system….
Per Mako’ Army Blog (in Hebrew). Translation –
The tunnels were built under houses mostly, chicken coops…
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