JERUSALEM (JTA) – Four Egyptian men were beheaded by a Sinai-based terror group for allegedly spying for Israel.
Members of the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis said in a video released Thursday that they killed the men because they had been spying for Israel’s Mossad agency.
The headless bodies were found in the Sinai earlier this month, Reuters reported citing security sources.
The video shows men in black masks beheading the accused collaborators as they kneeled on the ground, according to Reuters.
The terror group said that the men provided intelligence to Israel used in a July airstrike on northern Sinai, in which three Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis fighters were killed. The Egyptian army said at the time of the strike that no Israeli aircraft had been in Egyptian airspace.
Two of the executed men served time in Israeli jails for smuggling, and two had said the Mossad had paid them for information, the group asserted in the video.