Report: Hamas Arrests Female 'Spy' for Israel

Alleged agent tasked with revealing terrorists' hideouts; same website claims Israel 'spying on women' through hidden cameras.

Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin ,

Women in Gaza (illustrative)
Women in Gaza (illustrative)

Hamas has arrested a Palestinian Arab double agent working for Israeli intelligence, the Hamas-run Al-Majd security website stated Monday. 

According to the report, which is based on a security source, the Palestinian agent in her forties was instructed by the Israeli intelligence agency to gather information on the whereabouts of senior officers in the military wings of the Palestinian terror organizations during Operation Protective Edge.

In this context, it said, she followed the officers' wives in an attempt to find the hiding places of their husbands. 

The site also said that during Protective Edge Hamas security forces arrested several women on charges of gathering information about terror organizations, including through social visits with terrorists' families to express support for them, as a cover for discovering where their children were fighting against the IDF.

At the same time, Hamas issued a warning against dressing rooms in Gaza's clothing stores, and is apparently convinced that Israel is taping women changing there through "secret cameras" to extort the women and coerce them into working for Israeli intelligence.

Several days ago, the same website claimed that Hamas had captured an Israeli "agent" who was tasked with gathering information on the weapons presented by the Al-Qassam Brigades during a parade to mark the terror group's anniversary.