Hamas says executed Palestinians suspected of spying for Israel

Separate reports surface that Hamas executed former spokesman on suspicion of spying for Arab country, financial corruption.

By REUTERS,
August 7, 2014 21:44
Palestinian militants in Gaza

Palestinians militants from various armed factions, including Hamas, attend a news conference in Gaza City.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

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.

Meanwhile, Palestinian newspaper al-Quds reported that Hamas has executed its former spokesman Ayman Taha, who was arrested on suspicion of spying for an Arab country and financial corruption.

According to the report, a firing squad executed Taha in Gaza on Monday.

Jpost.com Staff contributed to this report.


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