COLLABORATORS ARE TRAITORS WHO KILL THOUSANDS
In most countries execution is the penalty for collaborating with the enemy during wartime. Collaborators are traitors who have the ability to endanger and even kill thousands, hundreds of thousands or millions. In Gaza, where the unemployment, poverty and food insecurity rates are staggering, thanks to the siege and destruction of factories and the economy, “Israel” exploits the hardships it created and dangles food, shekels or even life-saving medical procedures in return for collaboration. And collaboration starts small, but once the person accepts, it is ever-escalating betrayal of not just all Palestinians in Gaza, but in al-Quds/Jerusalem, the ‘West Bank,’ all in the diaspora, all who have been slain by brutal Jewish supremacists, and all Palestinians yet to be born. And this weighs heavily on the minds of most collaborators. They do have opportunities to turn themselves in and receive amnesty. Some do, many don’t. Those who don’t kill their brethren and their brethren’s children. So before recoiling in horror that collaborators are executed, please consider the situation in its totality, and put yourself in the shoes of a Palestinian in Gaza who cannot leave and is forced to endure savage massacres and hardships by the occupier, “Israel.”
22 August, 2014 Ma’an
Eighteen suspected collaborators were killed by Hamas on Friday as the group announced a crackdown on Palestinians alleged to be working with Israel.
Seven men were shot dead in front of a mosque by men in Hamas military uniforms after Friday prayers, witnesses said.
The Hamas-affiliated al-Majd website said they were killed after legal procedures were completed against them. Suspects accused of collaboration are taken to “revolutionary military trials” presided over by security and legal experts, the site added.
Earlier, eleven Palestinians were killed by Hamas for allegedly collaborating with Israel.
A Ma’an reporter said two bodies were found near the al-Azhar University in Gaza City while several others were taken to al-Shifa medical center.
The 11 suspected collaborators were killed at a Gaza police station and had been sentenced by local courts, The Associated Press reported.
A day earlier, Hamas executed three alleged collaborators with Israel and arrested seven others.
It is believed the executions and arrests took place following the assassination of three senior Hamas military commanders at dawn on Tuesday.
Information passed to Israel’s security services by Palestinian collaborators is often being used to make arrests and assassinate high-profile political and militant figures.
Under Palestinian law, collaboration with Israel is punishable by death.
However all execution orders must be approved by the president before they can be carried out. Hamas no longer recognizes the legitimacy of incumbent Mahmoud Abbas, whose four-year term ended in 2009.
UN rights chief Navi Pillay last year described the judicial process for death sentences in Gaza as “deeply flawed.”