Palestinians militants from various armed factions, including Hamas, attend a news conference in Gaza City..
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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.