Masked gunmen killed seven suspected informants for Israel near a Gaza City mosque as worshippers were ending midday prayers on Friday, according to a witness and Hamas media. Earlier in the day, Hamas killed 11 men by firing squad in Gaza City's police headquarters, according to the Hamas-run Al Rai website.
Two of those killed were women, according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, which called for an immediate halt to what it said were "extra-judicial executions."
Hamas media portrayed the killings as the beginning of a new crackdown, under the rallying cry of "choking the necks of the collaborators." The killings, which took place near the al-Omari Mosque in downtown Gaza, occurred a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike on a house in southern Gaza.
A witness says masked gunmen lined up the seven men in a side street and opened fire on them. He spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing for his own safety. (Continue Reading.)
Friday, August 22, 2014
Hamas Executes 18 Palestinians Suspected of Spying for Israel
Notice the chain of events. Hamas started the most recent conflict by kidnapping three Jewish teens. This led to back-and-forth rocket attacks resulting in more than 2,000 Palestinian deaths. Many Palestinians are fed up with Hamas, and they just want to live in peace. Some are even collaborating with Israel. Hamas is now hunting and executing those who oppose its desire for endless bloodshed.