Hamas executes two ‘collaborators’ with Israel
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Hamas executes two ‘collaborators’ with Israel

Palestinian men allegedly worked in espionage for past decade, divulged intel on weapons facilities in Gaza

Members of Hamas's al-Qassam Brigades in Rafah, December 2011 (photo credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)
Members of Hamas's al-Qassam Brigades in Rafah, December 2011 (photo credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

The Hamas government in Gaza executed two men on Saturday it accused of collaborating with Israel, the Hamas Interior Ministry announced.

The two men were killed by hanging in accordance “with what Palestinian law stipulates,” the ministry was quoted by AFP as saying.

The men were both in their 40s and had been accused of charges ranging from “collaborating with a hostile foreign entity,” to involvement in “killing and espionage for 10 years,” according to the ministry.

Information such as the locations of security installations and weapons facilities was allegedly divulged by the two.

In March, Hamas launched a public amnesty campaign for suspected collaborators with Israel, calling on those who worked with Jewish state to turn themselves in. The terror group warned that it would then “pursue and execute” suspected spies who did not come forward.

During Operation Pillar of Defense in November 2012, Hamas publicly executed six men it accused of being “collaborators with the occupation” and dragged their bodies through the streets.

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