Hamas’s interior ministry has offered clemency to collaborators in Gaza on Sunday in return for information on Israel’s vulnerabilities.
“We renew the collaborators’ opportunity for penance by turning themselves in,” interior minister Fathi Hamad told a graduation ceremony of security officers in Gaza. “We will protect and pardon those who turn themselves in after delivering information they possess about the enemy’s vulnerabilities.”
Hamad called on Arabs to support Gaza with weapons.
Hamas executed seven collaborators with Israel during and immediately after Operation Pillar of Defense, which lasted eight days and ended in a ceasefire on November 22. In one case, the body of an alleged spy was dragged through the streets of Gaza tied to a motorcycle as local residents jeered.
“Gaza does not want medication and [empty] words in satellite channels as much as [it wants] true support in confronting the ongoing aggression against the Gaza Strip… Enough of fear of America. The battle is raging with the occupation and we want strong positions to defend our people and support the resistance.”
Meanwhile, Hamas official Salah Bardawil told Safa news agency Sunday that his movement was monitoring Israeli violations of the ceasefire agreement and would respond “if the violations turn into aggression against Gaza.”
Bardawil said Hamas reports every Israeli violation to the Egyptian mediators, who in turn convey them to the Israelis.