Hamas sets spy policy

Hamas began a policy of dealing with those it labels spies in Gaza. They began executing 18 of them on Friday after midday prayers. They lined them up behind the mosque and shot them.

A spokesperson of Hamas said this is how they are going to deal with suspected spies rather than in courts. He said the policy would be a strong deterrent to others.

As AP reported it was the “beginning of a new crackdown, under the rallying cry of “choking the necks of the collaborators.””

The actions followed an Israeli strike killing 3 senior Hamas military leaders.

So they are setting a deterrent now, are they? When the civilized — read humane — world now deals with terrorists, they should summarily establish stiff deterrents “in the field” as Hamas put it. They seem to believe in the idea of deterrents.

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