Hamas reportedly arrests Western agents in Gaza
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Hamas reportedly arrests Western agents in Gaza

Senior internal security official claims to have a list of collaborators operating on behalf of foreign governments

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

Hamas terrorists in Gaza pose on anniversary of prisoner exchange deal for Gilad Shalit. October 18, 2012 (photo credit: Wissam Nassar/Flash90)
Hamas terrorists in Gaza pose on anniversary of prisoner exchange deal for Gilad Shalit. October 18, 2012 (photo credit: Wissam Nassar/Flash90)

Hamas reportedly exposed and arrested on Saturday what it claimed were spies operating in the Gaza Strip on behalf of Western spy organizations.

The report by AFP came a few weeks after the Islamist regime in the Gaza Strip exhorted Israeli collaborators to surrender willingly to the Hamas government in exchange for amnesty.

Hamas internal security official Mohammad Lafi accused Western spy organizations of operating in the Palestinian enclave, and claimed he has a list of names of collaborators. Among the countries mentioned by Lafi as operating agents in the Gaza Strip were the US, UK, France, Germany and unspecified Arab states.

During the November 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense, Hamas summarily executed alleged Israeli collaborators in public and dragged their bodies through the streets of the Gaza Strip.

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