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Hamas to try collaborators in military courts, claiming legality

Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, is seeking the formation of military field courts under a PLO law to try collaborators accused of spying for Israel during the latest escalation round between the two sides.
Members of Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas movement, march in Gaza City on May 22, 2021, in commemoration of senior Hamas commander Bassem Issa who was killed along with other militants in Israeli airstrikes last week.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — With each round of escalation in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian resistance discovers secret agents cooperating with Israel.

The Arabic Post website revealed May 18 that the Security and Protection Unit affiliated with Hamas in Gaza hacked an Israeli intelligence computer and got the names of dozens of collaborators with Israel. It also arrested 43 people in Gaza on charges of spying for Israel. The Hamas-affiliated Shehab Agency news website had reported a day earlier that a number of informants surrendered themselves to the security unit.

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