Hamas court sentences Palestinian to death

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 10:54

Gaza: A Hamas military court has handed down the death sentence to a Palestinian convict in the Gaza Strip for collaborating with Israel, a media report said.

The sentence came just days after Hamas authorities in Gaza launched a campaign to fight collaboration, urging spies to turn themselves in for amnesty, Xinhua reported.

A source said the sentenced collaborator had not turned himself in during a similar campaign launched in 2010.

Since taking over Gaza in 2007, Hamas, a rival to Fatah which controls the West Bank, has executed 14 people, most of them collaborators, the report said.

In November 2012, Hamas executed seven Palestinians in public.

IANS



First Published: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 10:54

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