Hamas executes four more suspected Israeli spies in Gaza

The executions raise the total number of Palestinian "suspects" paraded to their deaths to 25.

By: Press Trust of India | Gaza Strip | Updated: August 24, 2014 2:06 pm
hamas Hamas has warned that Israel will “pay the price” for killing three top leaders of its military wing – the Qassam Brigades. (Source: AP)

Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, continued with its executions of “collaborators”, killing four more Palestinians suspected of spying for Israel.

Masked Hamas militants fatally shot the Palestinians in the courtyard of a mosque in the Jabaliya refugee camp on charges of spying for the enemy yesterday.

Hamas-affiliated Al-Majd website quoted security sources as saying that the four were executed in a “revolutionary” way after “legal measures were completed”.

The website has warned that future collaborators would be dealt with in the field to create deterrence.

The Islamist faction declined to release the names or pictures of the executed for the sake of social stability, fearing backlash against their families.

The executions raise the total number of Palestinian “suspects” paraded to their deaths to 25; 18 of them were executed on Friday and three on Thursday.

Hamas has warned that Israel will “pay the price” for killing three top leaders of its military wing – the Qassam Brigades.

Earlier, the Palestinian Authority (PA), which controls  the West Bank, denounced the executions of alleged collaborators, calling them “extrajudicial”.

The PA President’s office condemned Hamas for failing to abide by existing legal procedures for dealing with the cases.

Although collaboration with Israel is punishable by death in the Palestinian legal code, President Mahmoud Abbas has maintained a moratorium on the death penalty since 2005.

Amnesty International called on Hamas to halt the campaign of summary executions of suspected collaborators.

The Palestinian death toll in Gaza has now reached 2,102,  including about 500 children, with more than 10,550 injured during the 47-day conflict. In Israel, 68 people have died.

UN agencies have said that 70 per cent of those killed in Gaza are civilians, including women and children.

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    Patricia Starr
    Aug 24, 2014 at 9:06 am
    Isn't that impressive? Hamie cowards paraded Palestinian men around before they murdered them. And the proof? These guys are desperate to justify their existence - hiding behind women and children is their forte - and it is getting tiresome. And tne UN? Still running around trying to get signatures on a peion to censure Israel for protecting its citizens from rockets. And the people in Gaza who have to pay for Hamas cowardice? Forget them - the UN exists to push resolutions against Israel. Look the other way about the slaughter of hundreds of thousands by Muslim terrorists.
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    claire
    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:05 am
    I in no way condone the actions of Hamas, however Israel has attacked schools and hospitals! this is an occupation after All and when you look back in history, hamas evolved because the palestinian people were supressed and disenfranchised by Israel and none of this is impressive.
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    no name
    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:19 am
    At this rate.... soon they'll have executed more palestinians than they have killed isrealis.....
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    ken
    Aug 24, 2014 at 9:13 am
    its about to happen...
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    Bob Rabinoff
    Aug 24, 2014 at 9:32 am
    "UN agencies have said that 70 per cent of those killed in Gaza are civilians, including women and children." In Gaza, UN = Hamas (not that the UN is much use elsewhere either). Please do not mindlessly repeat Hamas propaa. To Hamas, everyone is a civilian.
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    Sachin Jagade
    Aug 25, 2014 at 12:23 am
    Hamas and the rest of the jihadi establishment are a bunch of cowards. Their stated aim of the destruction of Israel will always be a pipe dream. Israel is strong and in a position to defeat all the jihadis combined. The sooner the Jihadis realise this the better it would be for the citizens of their states. Israeli Defense Forces are staffed by highly patriotic men and women and for them ensuring the safety and security is paramount. Israeli political establishment too is unanimous when it comes to ensuring the security of Israel from internal terror and external aggression. Israel is a modern, fair, law abiding and strong state and must be supported by all like minded nations. Jihadi terror has unleashed havoc all over the world and needs to be combated firmly.
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    Miles Bader
    Aug 24, 2014 at 9:37 am
    Hamas has warned that Israel will “pay the price” for killing three top leaders of its military wing... and so responds by killing some Palestinians...
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    guest
    Aug 24, 2014 at 9:14 am
    so what else is new
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