GAZA: Hamas’s deputy leader has condemned the “unlawful” killing of six  Palestinians in the Gaza Strip  who were suspected of giving  information to Israel.

Moussa Abu Marzouk, in comments posted on his Facebook  page on Wednesday, urged the Islamist Hamas  administration ruling Gaza to ensure that  no one takes the law into their own hands.

“Punishing collaborators and especially those involved in the killing of our  leaders must only be carried out in accordance with the law and through the  legal procedures,” Abu Marzouk said.

Citing an unidentified security source, Hamas’s al-Aqsa radio station said  the six men were shot dead on Tuesday after being “caught red-handed” working  for Israel, which has battered Gaza with air strikes for the past eight days in  an offensive it says is meant to stop rocket fire from the Palestinian  enclave.

“They possessed hi-tech equipment and filming equipment to take footage of  positions,” al-Aqsa radio station said.

Gunmen chained the body of one of the alleged collaborators to a motorcycle  and dragged it throughout the main streets of Gaza City. At least one body was  beaten, kicked and trampled.

Troubled by graphic photographs and footage of the incident, Abu Marzouk  added: “The way those collaborators were killed and the images after their death  were completely unacceptable.”

“Those who did it should be punished and it must not be repeated,” said the  Hamas official, who is currently in Cairo.

Source: The Daily Star


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