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Families of Palestinian Spies for Israel Face Stigma in Gaza

Families of Palestinians who have been caught spying for Israel suffer discrimination and isolation in their communities.
An alleged Palestinian collaborator with Israel covers his face as he poses for the camera inside a Hamas-run prison in Gaza City April 23, 2013. The Islamist Hamas government, which is pledged to Israel's destruction by force of arms, is lauding a recent campaign to root out informants in its midst, which it hopes will deprive Israel of a subtle but effective tool. Picture taken April 23, 2013. To match Feature PALESTINIANS-HAMAS/SPIES   REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) -
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In a narrow territory where almost everyone knows each other, nothing in the Israeli-controlled Gaza Strip is more scandalous than being detected as a collaborator with Israel.  

Like any occupying power, Israel has always done its best to employ more collaborators in Palestine. As it is no longer the direct occupier, Israel sees important value in recruiting collaborators in Gaza.  

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