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Hamas executes two Palestinian security forces members for aiding and collaborating with Israeli military



To most Westerners, what Hamas does to its own people is Hamas’ business, no matter how barbaric. The Western media will take little notice of these killings. Consider, however, when Gazan jihadis die while attacking Israel and Israeli defends itself; suddenly, the lives of the Palestinians matter throughout the West. Palestinian (and other Muslim) lives don’t matter when Muslims are murdered by fellow Muslims, but only when the deaths can be used to make Israel look bad.

“Hamas executes 5 Gazans charged with murder, aiding Israel,” by Fares Akram, Associated Press, September 3, 2022:

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza’s Hamas authorities Sunday executed five Palestinian men convicted in separate cases of murder and alleged collaboration with Israel.

The Interior Ministry said the executions meant “to achieve public deterrence and security,” but rights groups in the past have questioned fair-trial standards in the military and civilian courts of the Islamic militant group.

Two of the men, both members of the Palestinian security forces, were killed by firing squad, and the other three were hanged at dawn at a security site in Gaza City….

Two of those put to death Sunday, ages 44 and 54, were charged with collaborating with Israel and providing it with information that aided the Israeli military in striking targets in Gaza, the ministry said. They had been detained since 2009 and 2015, respectively…..