Gaza. Hamas announces that it has executed five Palestinians, two of them for “collaboration”

The armed Islamist movement Hamas, in power in the Gaza Strip, announced on Sunday the execution of five Palestinians, including two for “collaboration” with Israel.

“Sunday morning, the death penalty sentence was carried out against two convicted of collaborating with the occupation (name given by this movement to Israel, editor’s note) and three others in criminal cases,” Hamas said in a statement. claiming that the convicts “had previously obtained their full right to defend themselves” before the local courts.

The Interior Ministry of the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian territory of 2.3 million people under the control of Hamas since 2007, provided the year of birth and details of each of the cases but did not identify the five Palestinians executed.

Two convictions for “collaboration”

The two people executed for “collaborating” with Israel are two men, born in 1968 and 1978 respectively.

The older of the two, a resident of Khan Younis, was sentenced by the local courts for having provided Israel from 1991 with “information on members of the resistance, their places of residence” and on “the location of rocket manufacturing and launching sites,” Hamas said.

The second was condemned for having provided Israel from 2001 with “intelligence” which “led to the targeting and martyrdom (death, editor’s note) of citizens” by the Israeli forces, continued Hamas, without naming the people who would have been struck down by the fact of this possible leak of information.

The other three people executed had previously been convicted of murder, the Hamas Interior Ministry said in its statement.


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