Over 40 innmates are sentenced to death in the Gaza Strip, several on charges of 'collaborating' with Israel
Hamas executes 30 suspected collaborators: report
Suspects reportedly executed without trial for 'acting suspiciously' and having Israel SIM cards
Hamas has executed over 30 alleged collaborators with Israel in the past few days, according to Palestinian media reports.
The reports said that the suspects were caught in the Shejaiya neighborhood in northen Gaza and summarily executed. Among the evidence for their collaboration were telephones with SIM cards from an Israeli cell phone provider.
In the past, Hamas has come under fire from human rights groups for executing suspected collaborators without a trial. Sometimes Gazans are accused of being collaborators based on mere rumor and at other times those who fall out of favor with Hamas are deemed collaborators and executed.
Last week, the Palestinian daily Al-Quds reported that collaborators were spotted firing tracer bullets near homes that Israel wanted to target, among other suspicious activity.