Because of their size and agility, children make good tunnel-diggers. The English knew this when they were digging coal mines during the Victorian era.
Children were used by Hamas to help dig the tunnels into Israel. Just as in Victorian coal mines, children are prized for their nimble bodies.
As of December, 2011 at least 160 children were killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials.
How many more Palestinian children have died digging tunnels for Hamas since then?