Hamas sentences two to death for collaborating with Israel

November 10, 2021 by  
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The Hamas military court in the Gaza Strip sentenced on Monday three residents to death, two of them for collaborating with Israeli intelligence and one for drug trafficking.

Photo: TPS

Another 11 residents were sentenced to four years in prison to life imprisonment and hard labour.

The military tribunal in the Gaza Strip relies on the Penal Code enacted in Gaza from 1979 as well as regulations from 2001.

Since the establishment of the Palestinian Authority in 1994, 237 Palestinian residents have been sentenced to death, 207 in the Gaza Strip and 30 in the PA area in Judea and Samaria.

149 death sentences have been recorded in the Gaza Strip since the rise of Hamas’ rule in 2007.

Of all the death sentences, 41 were actually implemented, 39 of them in the Gaza Strip and two more in the PA, and another 15 were summerly executed for alleged collaboration with Israel.

In 2005, Abu Mazen refused to re-approve the death sentence in the Palestinian Authority.

In 2018, the PA signed the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, established to bring an end to the death penalty to enhance human dignity and progressive development of human rights.

Over 70% of the world has abolished capital punishment in their countries.

In June, the European Union’s (EU) Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah condemned Hamas for two death sentences it issued in the Gaza Strip earlier that month.

In October 2020, the EU issued a similar condemnation.

Report from Baruch Yedid and Aryeh Savir/TPS

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