Hamas congratulates family who executed their son after finding out he cooperated with Israel, saying what they did “constitutes a wonderful example of the victory of the religion and homeland”
Headline: "Hamas blessed what the Barhoum family did regarding its collaborator son"
“The Hamas Movement in Rafah blessed the Barhoum family's revenge against the collaborator who helped the occupation reach three [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam [Brigades] (i.e., Hamas’ military wing) commanders - [Muhammad] Barhoum, [Raed] Attar, and [Muhammad] Abu Shmala – during the 2014 aggression (i.e., the 2014 Gaza War).
The movement said in a notice today, Friday [Jan. 19, 2018], that what the Barhoum family did proves its rootedness and the depth of its affiliation with the resistance project, and constitutes a wonderful example of the victory of the religion and homeland…
It should be noted that that this morning the Barhoum family renounced Ahmed Barhoum and executed him after it was proven that he was a collaborator of the Israeli occupation."
Gaza War 2014 / Operation Protective Edge – In June 2014, Hamas escalated its hostilities and attacks against Israel - including the firing of numerous rockets at Israel. Israel responded with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' ability to launch rockets and its terror infrastructure in general, which included its building of cross-border tunnels for the purpose of terror attacks and kidnappings. The war began on July 7, 2014, when the Israeli government ordered the Israeli army to launch an aerial operation against Hamas and other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip, and continued until Aug. 26, 2014, when an open-ended ceasefire was declared. During the war, 32 Hamas cross-border tunnels built for the purpose of terror attacks were destroyed, and two thirds of Hamas' rocket arsenal was used up or destroyed.
Despite claims by Hamas and others of Israel using disproportionate force and of an extreme amount of civilian casualties, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, stated on Nov. 6, 2014, that Israel had gone to “extraordinary lengths to limit collateral damage and prevent civilian casualties in the Gaza conflict.”