Report: Hamas Executed Dozens of Tunnel Diggers – Marissa Newman (Times of Israel)
(dailyalert.org, Aug. 11, 2014)
Hamas executed dozens of diggers responsible for its extensive tunnel system in past weeks, fearing the workers would reveal the site locations to Israel, a report on the Mako (Hebrew) website said.
“Anyone they suspected might transfer information to Israel on the tunnels was killed by the military wing,” a source in Gaza said. “They were very cruel.”
The digging of tunnels began four years ago and has demanded 40% of Hamas’ budget, theTimes of Israel has learned.
(And, the WSJ reports that the Israeli military estimates Hamas spent $90 million on the construction of 32 tunnels between Gaza and Israel, uncovered during the latest conflict….Ed.)