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Hamas executes 6 suspected Israel collaborators

Masked gunmen publicly kill suspected of working with Israel, drag one through the street while screaming 'Spy!'


The Associated Press via Haaretz

November 20, 2012 | 12:35 pm

Palestinian gunmen ride motorcycles as they drag the body of a man (not seen), who was suspected of working for Israel, in Gaza City on Nov. 20. Photo by Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Palestinian gunmen ride motorcycles as they drag the body of a man (not seen), who was suspected of working for Israel, in Gaza City on Nov. 20. Photo by Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Masked gunmen publicly shot dead six suspected collaborators with Israel in a large Gaza City intersection Tuesday, witnesses said. An Associated Press reporter saw a large mob surrounding five of the bloodied corpses shortly after the killing.Hamas' military wing claimed responsibility.

Some in the crowd stomped and spit on the bodies. A sixth corpse was tied to a motorcycle and dragged through the streets as people screamed, "Spy! Spy!"

The Hamas military wing, Izzedine al-Qassam, claimed responsibility in a large handwritten note attached to a nearby electricity pole. Hamas said the six were killed because they gave Israel information about fighters and rocket launching sites.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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