A secretive Hamas campaign to catch Palestinians spying for Israel has ensnared some prominent Gaza residents, drawn unusual criticism and highlighted the Islamic militant group's deep fears about being penetrated by agents of the Jewish state.There is nothing quite like a paranoid terrorist group. I imagine that Hamas is following up every possible lead.
Though action against accused collaborators is always popular in Gaza and tensions are hardly new in the seaside strip — a crowded and impoverished place that endures a three-year blockade that has kept key supplies scarce and made travel out for most people virtually impossible — this time seems different.
There is widespread shock at some of the well-respected names among those thought to be detained — including two prominent physicians and a respected engineer, alongside members of Hamas itself.
...Hamas feels "the government has been completely infiltrated, that Israel knows more about Hamas than what they know of themselves," [political scientist Mukheimar] Abu Sada said.
(I wonder if they've heard the rumor about Khalid Meshal and Ismail Haniyeh being double agents...?)
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