Gaza tunnel digger recounts being beaten, threatened by Hamas

A smuggling tunnel is Gaza. Credit: Marius Arnesen via Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to A newly revealed letter written by a Gaza resident depicts a grim picture of life under Hamas rule.

The letter, reportedly written by a 30-year-old man named Ahmed and published by Fox News over the weekend, recounts Ahmed’s history as a tunnel digger for Hamas.

An Israeli citizen said that in a letter smuggled to him from Gaza, Ahmed wrote that on multiple occasions tunnel diggers were berated and beaten for not working hard enough. Additionally, they received minuscule wages for their work.

“We didn’t know where we were or which tunnel we dug,” Ahmed wrote.

Ahmed said he agreed to dig tunnels because he needed money after Hamas, following the death of his father, confiscated the family’s workshop and turned it into a rocket-manufacturing factory.

Posted on August 17, 2014 .