Hamas Executes Two Palestinians for Working with Israel

(New York Times) Fares Akram - Hamas authorities in Gaza on Saturday executed two Palestinians convicted of providing information to Israel, raising to 16 the number of Gazans executed for spying or other crimes since it took control in 2007. The Hamas Interior Ministry said two informants, ages 43 and 49, were hanged, and released four photographs of the hanging. Some Palestinians accused of spying have been executed in extrajudicial proceedings. In November, during a fierce round of fighting with Israel, Hamas militants executed, in public, seven Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel.

2013-06-24 00:00:00

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