Hamas reportedly executing suspected Israeli collaborators

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(JNS.org) Hamas has been summarily executing suspected Israeli collaborators, Palestinian media reports say.

Over the past week, Hamas has executed more than 30 civilians in different parts of Gaza for collaborating with Israel, anonymous Palestinian security sources in Gaza told the Palestine News Agency

According to the report, several suspected spies in the northern Gaza neighborhood of Shejaiya—where Israeli forces had been operating to root out Hamas terror tunnels—were summarily executed after Hamas forces found them in possession of weapons, cellphones, and SIM cards from the Israeli cell phone company Orange. 

Since Operation Protective Edge began, numerous reports in the Palestinian media have emerged of suspected collaborators helping the Israel Defense Forces locate and target Hamas operatives. 

On July 15, Hamas Interior Ministry spokesman Iyad Al-Bozom threatened potential collaborators on his Facebook page, saying that “any betrayal or cowardly act against our people would be met with the harshest punishment under Palestinian law,” the Times of Israel reported.

Posted on July 30, 2014 .