Warriors from Izzedine al-Qassam – the Hamas military wing claimed responsibility for execution of six men whom they accused of treason. The men were allegedly spies collaborating with the Israelis.
Five of the bodies were left in an intersection in Gaza City’s Sheik Radwan neighborhood, one was dragged behind a motorcycle through the streets of Gaza.
According to eye witnesses, a van pulled up in the intersection, four masked men pushed the six accused informers out and executed them with gunshots to the head one by one. The spies – if indeed they were the informers, were responsible for assisting the Israelis in murder of more than 120 Palestinians – mostly civilians killed during the terrorist Operation Pillar of Cloud so far.