The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has warned of the ongoing Israeli hunt for intelligence which has begun entrapping the Gaza Strip’s residents.
Hamas internal security service official Abu Abdullah said, “The occupation has begun to turn to internet and phone lines, a common trick,” the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported.
He said locals had been receiving calls from Israeli operatives who sought their cooperation with “apparent investigations,” while trying to deceive them into compromising locations inside the Gaza Strip.
The comments came as the movement continues to investigate the January 20 assassination of its commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.
The police in Dubai, where the foul play took place, have hinted at the involvement of the Israeli Intelligence Agency Mossad and the regime is said to have a role in providing the hitmen with false passports.
The callers, Abu Abdullah said, had either withheld their identity or had referred to themselves as Israeli intelligence officers. One targeted citizen said the caller had asked him about the humanitarian situation regarding the ongoing power cuts in the coastal sliver.
Shortcomings forced the closure of Gaza’s sole power generator earlier in the month. Gaza’s 1.5 million residents have been experiencing power cuts for almost three years due to the Israeli siege of the strip.