Hamas gunmen in Gaza have executed at least 18 people accused of ‘collaborating’ with the Israeli government by being informants to the Middle Eastern country.
At least 18 people have been executed by masked gunmen in Gaza after they were accused by Hamas as being informers for Israel, jeopardizing the security of the Palestinian organisation. Eleven of the men, all of whom had their faces covered and hands bound, were executed on Friday morning at the Gaza City police headquarters.
Later in the day six more were publicly executed in front of a crowd of onlooker in a square in Gaza City, while a further three more are believed to have been killed on Thursday. Hamas is believed to have ordered the executions as a powerful deterrent for other Palestinians potentially considering to turn informant for the neighbouring country.