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Hamas announces zero tolerance policy towards collaborators with Israel as they execute three men without a trial

By Mason White 3:00 PM August 21, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
Hamas has executed three citizens for allegedly collaborating with Israel, despite the fact that they have not received a chance to defend themselves in court.

Hamas has also arrested seven men on Thursday, as part of their zero tolerance policy for collaborators.

A Hamas official said that the three men were killed after “revolutionary methods” were completed against them. The official also warned that zero tolerance will be shown to those who collaborate with Israel.

The killings and arrests followed the assassination of three senior Hamas military commanders on Thursday morning. In July, Hamas killed nearly three dozen people after accusing them of helping Israel, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Hamas has executed the civilians over the past few days, without trials. Yisrael Hayom quoted Arab news sources that report that Hamas has executed some 30 Gazan civilians for allegedly collaborating with Israel.

Human rights groups report that some were executed after being caught “red handed” while marking targets for the Israel Air Force. All the alleged collaborates were summarily executed without trial.

A separate report by several new sources describes protesters in Beit Hanun, who were shot in the street by Hamas on Sunday, for demonstrating against Hamas’ leadership and the destruction caused to the Gaza Strip.

They blamed Hamas for the calamity that has befallen the civilians of the Gaza Strip. Some 20 protesters were rounded up and shot in front of a crowd.

Hamas has previously been harshly condemned by the international community after being accused by local Gazans of executions of alleged collaborators, who were shot on the basis of mere rumors or who confessed after being horribly tortured.