Palestinian resistance group, Hamas, has executed 18 informants for Israel in the besieged Gaza Strip, a day after three Hamas commanders were assassinated in Tel Aviv’s onslaught.
Palestinian security officials say the executions occurred at the Gaza City police headquarters early on Friday.
Sources say the convicts had been previously sentenced by the Gaza courts for collaborating with Israel. Palestinian officials said they were executed after the completion of “legal procedures.”
The resistance group had also on Thursday executed three people on charges of cooperating with Israel.
The latest developments come after Israel said it had killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike on a house in southern part of the Palestinian besieged enclave.
The three men were the commanders of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas.
Hamas has said that the killing of the three commanders will demoralize neither the Palestinians nor the resistance movement, warning that the Tel Aviv regime will pay the price for killing them.
Israel has claimed that the three commanders played an important role in expanding Hamas’ military capabilities in recent years.
Meanwhile, 30 Palestinians, including many children, have been killed in Israeli airstrikes in less than 24 hours.
The fresh deaths bring the death toll from the Israeli war in the Gaza Strip to over 2090. Some 10,300 others have been wounded since the Israeli aggression began on July 8.
The UN and several other international bodies have denounced the destruction and death toll as “appalling.”