Hamas court: 1 man to death, 1 for life, for collaborating with Israel


The Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported a military court in Gaza sentenced one man to death, another man to life in prison on the same charge of collaboration with Zionists.


A Gaza military court sentenced a man suspected of collaborating with Israel to death on Thursday, and sentenced another suspect to life in prison on the same charge.

Palestinian gunmen drag suspected collaborator

Palestinian gunmen drag suspected collaborator for Israel in Gaza City, Nov. 20, 2012.- Photo: Reuters

The court did not set a date for the execution, and the names of the defendants were not publicized, according to a report in Palestinian news agency Ma’an.

The Hamas government in Gaza has put close to two dozen people to death since it took power there in 2007, according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.

Under Palestinian law, collaborating with Israel is punishable by death, as are murder and drug trafficking.


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