Hamas has reportedly executed dozens of Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel after they were found with weapons and SIM cards made by an Israeli cell phone company.
More than 30 citizens were killed in Shejaiya, a neighborhood in Gaza City, after being accused of helping the Jewish state pinpoint and target homes of Hamas operatives, according to a report by the Palestine Press News Agency.
Unnamed Palestinian security sources detailed the purported executions in interviews with the news agency, claiming that the suspects were found with weapons, telephones and SIM cards from Orange, an Israeli communications company.
A Palestinian man displays his national flag on the rubble of the house of Hamas top leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, after it was hit by an overnight Israeli air strike, on July 29, 2014 in Gaza City. (AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS)
These alleged spies were investigated by Hamas before being subsequently executed without a fair trial, the Jerusalem Post reported.
Israel's i24news noted that Hamas has drawn the ire of critics in the past for executing alleged spies without giving them a fair trial, explaining that Palestinians are oft-times accused merely based on rumors that may or may not be credible.
Earlier this week, it was reported that 20 Palestinians were executed while protesting against the ongoing conflict, though it is unclear if these individuals were part of the more than 30 people accused of assisting Israel, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency noted.
(H/T: Jewish Journal)