Hamas continues to hunt down opposition

Monday, February 09, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff  

The Gaza war is over, but Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip continue to mercilessly hunt down members of the rival Fatah movement of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, human rights officials told Israel's Ynet news service on Sunday.

Hamas leaders accuse many of the Fatah loyalists still in Gaza of having collaborated with the Israelis during the three-week offensive against the Hamas infrastructure last month.

Since the end of major military operations on January 19, at least six Fatah members are said to have been hunted down and executed, and several others have been detained for "questioning."

During the war, entire prisons full of Fatah members and other suspected collaborators with Israel were summarily executed by Hamas and its supporters.

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