Report: Hamas Ran Stasi-like Secret Police Spying On Gazans' Personal Lives

Report: Hamas Ran Stasi-like Secret Police Spying On Gazans’ Personal Lives


Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group that brutally attacked Israel on October 7, ran a secret police agency that spied on the personal lives of Gaza residents in a style reminiscent of the Stasi, the notorious East German spy agency.

The New York Times broke the story Monday, using documents that Israeli forces said they found while raiding Hamas posts in Gaza, and which the Times reporters corroborated by talking to the targets of Hamas surveillance.

The Times reported:

The unit, known as the General Security Service, relied on a network of Gaza informants, some of whom reported their own neighbors to the police. People landed in security files for attending protests or publicly criticizing Hamas. In some cases, the records suggest that the authorities followed people

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