How the IDF extorts Gazans: 'Contact us or we'll say you reported your neighbors to Hamas'

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How the IDF extorts Gazans: 'Contact us or we'll say you reported your neighbors to Hamas'
haaretz.com

The Israeli army has started to publish identifying details about Gazans it says spied on civilians for Hamas' General Security apparatus; a military source to Haaretz: the army has received legal permission for the operation Send in e-mailSend in e-mail

Last Friday, the IDF airdropped pamphlets over mosques in several locations in the Gaza Strip, apparently during noontime prayers. The pamphlets show the photos and ID numbers of 130 men. According to the military source Haaretz spoke with, these men were recruited by Hamas' General Security apparatus in order to spy on Gazan residents.

"Call us if you don't want your photo appearing here," it says at the bottom of the last page of the pamphlet, which is named (in Arabic) "The Revealer." The top part of the same page shows a row of silhouettes.

On the pamphlet's first page, there is a photo of a man, with his name. The caption is: "Today's snitch." The text quotes information this man supposedly provided, about a person who frequently went to Egypt, having relations with a married Egyptian woman whose husband frequently travels to the Gulf States for work.

According to the writing in some of these photos, one can conclude that they were taken on the background of the logo and heading of the Palestinian interior ministry in Gaza. Some of the photos are of children who look younger than ten, one of them even younger than five. Some names appear without a photo.

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