Hamas Executes Prisoners, Israel ´Collaborator´ (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Rachel Hirshfeld 04/08/12)
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Hamas executed three people on Saturday, one of which was found
guilty of “collaborating” with Israel and two others convicted of
The man accused of collaborating with Israel was denounced as
The ministry refused to reveal the identity of the executed men or
the details of the allegations made against them, but said
accusations include kidnapping, raping and killing a boy.
“Court proceedings in the Gaza Strip are not held in public, and
defendants are identified only by their initials, so it can be
difficult even to match announcements of executions with previous
news of arrests or convictions,” noted the BBC.
While Palestinian law dictates that all executions are to be approved
by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, since the split
between Hamas and Fatah, the former refuses to recognize the
authority of the latter.
This will not be the first execution of so-called collaborators. In
April of 2010, Hamas executed two men for "collaborating" with
Israel, the first formal execution carried out since the Islamist
group seized control over the Gaza Strip in 2007. In December of that
year, a Hamas military court similarly convicted three men of the
During Operation Cast Lead, at least eight people were murdered for
providing Israel with information on local terrorist groups.
Since Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, at least 11
prisoners have been executed and more than 30 death sentences have
been handed down by the courts, Reuters reported. (IsraelNationalNews
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