Feb. 10, 2017
Israeli Arabic Website Exposes Palestinians to Hidden Information – Elior Levy (Ynet News)
The Israel Ministry of Defense has begun efforts to reveal information to the Palestinian people that is hidden by their leadership, by launching a new Arabic website.
One article deals with the execution a year ago of Mahmoud Eshtewi, a Hamas battalion commander, by Yahya Sinwar, who has become known as Hamas’ Defense Minister in Gaza.
Eshtewi was arrested and accused of moral turpitude and corruption, with information leaked regarding his sexual orientation, accompanied by rumors that he was an Israeli agent and the man who had revealed the location of the head of Hamas’ military wing, Mohammad Deif, during the 2014 Gaza war.
The website said the real reason behind Eshtewi’s execution was his harsh critique of Sinwar’s people in the Hamas. Sinwar was afraid Eshtewi might gain power at his expense and decided to have him executed.