Gaza’s Hamas terrorist rulers tend to exercise a ruthless means of dealing with dissension within the ranks – and are doing the same with their civilian population in wartime as well.
According to a report broadcast Tuesday on Israel’s Hebrew-language Channel 10 television, Hamas shot and killed some 20 residents of the Shejaiyya neighborhood in Gaza City Monday night.
Hamas claimed they were “spies” and said they were executing them after having carried out an investigation that allegedly revealed they possessed weapons and communications devices.
Given the fact that nearly every single family in Gaza possesses communications equipment and weapons, in order to carry out the orders of the Hamas Izz a-Din al-Qassam military wing, that’s pretty much a stretch.
The trigger for the executions was a protest by neighborhood residents against their government. Local families are becoming disenchanted over the destruction of their homes and other infrastructure due to the conflict being carried out by Hamas with Israel.
This is not the first time the terrorist organization has summarily executed Gaza residents for perceived disloyalty – or for what it considers possible collaboration with Israel.
In the past several days, Hamas officials have put to death more than 30 Gaza civilians for the same reason in various locations throughout the region, the Palestine Press News Agency reported, quoting unidentified Palestinian Arab security sources.
About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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