22 Aug 2014

Hamas gunmen execute 18 suspected informers

Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza execute 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel a day after Israel tracked down and killed three top Hamas commanders, the highest-ranking militants to be killed in the six-week war.

Seven people were shot dead in front of worshippers outside a mosque in one of Gaza’s main squares, witnesses said, the first public executions in the Palestinian enclave since the 1990s.

A further 11 were killed at an abandoned police station near Gaza City, according to a Hamas security official. And tonight reports are coming in that a four-year-old Israeli child has been killed by a mortar fired from Gaza.

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