Palestinian gunmen shot dead six alleged collaborators in the Gaza Strip who "were caught red-handed," according to a security source quoted by Hamas' Aqsa radio on Tuesday.
"They possessed hi-tech equipment and filming equipment to take footage of positions," it said.
The Hamas radio said the men, who were suspected of working for Israel,
were shot. It did not elaborate.
Gunmen chained the body of one of the alleged collaborators to a motorcycle and dragged it throughout the main streets of Gaza City.
|Execution in Gaza (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)|
This was the second time collaborators were reportedly killed in Gaza since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense.
Palestinian and foreign officials reported Friday that a man, who was killed by gunmen in Gaza, had a banner tied to his neck accusing him in collaborating with Israel and causing the death of 15 Palestinian officials.
Shot collaborator's body in Gaza street (Photo: Reuters)
A taxi driver who witnessed the shooting told the New York Times that two gunmen had dragged the alleged collaborator out from a car in the middle of a Gaza neighborhood. "His hands were tied behind his back… they shot his head three times, but he was still alive. Then they turned him on his back and shot him again."
The eyewitness also told the New York Times that shortly after the shooting, some 100 men surrounded the man and covered his head with plastic bags. "There were children on the street; they should have done it somewhere further away."
Collaborator's body dragged on Gaza street (Photo: Reuters)
The Palestinian news agency reported that since Hamas took over the Gaza Strip in 2007, the government has conducted 14 official executions. In September of 2012 a Gaza court sentenced to death a man who was convicted in collaborating with Israel.
Reuters contributed to this report