Terror Group Hamas Executes 2 Gaza Men Accused of Spying for Israel
Terror group Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, said it executed two men who were allegedly spying for Israel, The Associated Press reported on Wednesday.
The unidentified men, both in their 30s, supplied Israel with information about Gaza fighters for nine years, according to Hamas Interior Ministry spokesperson Iyad al-Bozum. He added that the two were killed Wednesday afternoon, one by firing squad and the other by hanging.
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza said more than 150 people have been executed in Palestinian controlled territories over the past 20 years. The vast majority of the deaths took place in Gaza, particularly under Hamas rule.
The Islamic terrorist group seized control of Gaza from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in 2007, leaving him in charge of parts of the West Bank. There have been no executions in the West Bank since the Palestinian political split, according to the AP.
In April, Hamas ended its long-time dispute with its rival faction and signed a government unity deal with Abbas’s Fatah.