Execution by Hamas highlights deadly week in Gaza, Israel

Execution by Hamas highlights deadly week in Gaza, Israel

Posted: Updated:
Several alleged spies for Israel, two of them women, were killed by Palestinians in Gaza. (Source: FOX) Several alleged spies for Israel, two of them women, were killed by Palestinians in Gaza. (Source: FOX)

GAZA (FOX) - A brutal retribution in Gaza for Thursday's Israeli attack that killed three senior Hamas commanders.

Gaza gunman executed more than a dozen suspected spies.

A public execution was held in Gaza on Friday

Seven Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israeli intelligence were lined up outside a mosque with hoods on their heads and shot to death.

One gunman told the group they'd sold their souls to the enemy for a cheap price.

Eleven other alleged collaborators were reportedly executed earlier inside the Gaza city police headquarters, two of them were women.

One man says they deserved their fate.

"Because they are traitors. They help to kill the people. The Jews do not know that there is resistance here, the collaborators tell them. We should clean our area from these people before we clean it from Jews," said Mahmoud al-Ruz, a Gaza resident.

The executions came a day after Israeli airstrikes leveled a house in Rafah, killing three senior Hamas leaders. The Israelis are known to have a network of local informers, helping to pinpoint targets.

In Israel, the waves of rockets continue, sending residents running for shelter.

Nearly 450 launched since Hamas broke the cease-fire on Tuesday.

One rocket hit a synagogue in the southern city of Ashdod, wounding three people. And a mortar hit in a residential area, killing a 4-year-old boy, the fourth civilian casualty in Israel, along with 64 soldiers.

Palestinians report close to 470 children are among the nearly 2,100 dead in Gaza, with tens of thousands newly homeless.

And neither side shows any signs of slowing down.

Hamas has fired close to 100 rockets toward Israel on Friday, 20 of them in one hour.

And Israel has launched airstrikes on more than 30 targets in Gaza on Friday with the fighter jets and drones continuing to plow the sky above us.

Copyright 2014 FOX. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow