GAZA - Hamas said on Thursday it had executed several Palestinians on suspicion of helping Israeli forces during the month-long Gaza conflict.

"The spies were executed after they were caught red-handedly informing on the whereabouts of the resistance (or) disrupting the work of resistance men and defusing ambushes prepared against the enemy," Al-Majd, a pro-Hamas website, quoted an unnamed member of the Islamist group's security services as saying.

It did not elaborate on the number of people executed.

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