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March 25, 2013 11:25 am

Man Accused of Collaborating with Israel Sentenced to Death by Gaza Court

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Gazans drag the body of a suspected Israeli collaborator November 2012. Photo: Youtube.

A man accused and convicted of collaborating with Israel was sentenced to death by hanging by a military court in Gaza on Sunday, according to Ma’an News Agency.

The accused has been imprisoned since Aug. 11, 2011.

Hamas announced a crack down on collaboration with Israel earlier in March. As part of the push, the terrorist organization urged alleged  “collaborators” with Israel to turn themselves in as a means of being granted leniency.

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“We announce the opening of the door to repentance for remaining collaborators and for all those who have fallen into the traps set by the enemy’s intelligence services,” interior ministry spokesman Islam Shahwan told reporters on March 12.

“We urge them to return to the bosom of their people and their families,” he said, noting that the offer of clemency was open until April 11.

Gaza courts have handed out over 30 death sentences since 2007, many of them to people convicted of helping Israeli security forces.

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  • Lawrence Kulak

    this is perhaps the most highly disturbing aspect of granting any autonomy to the Arabs in the West Bank or Gaza. Just think about this for a moment. Europe refuses to extradite any wanted US criminal who is facing the death penalty here, and yet Europe and the United States amply fund and support this sham Government called the PA which lynches people under the ruse of the application of law. Is this not the greatest hypocrisy one can think of?
    Also, these alleged collaborators if truly ‘guilty’ as alleged should be considered Israeli agents. Why are they not being rescued by Israel like this guy in the article who has been sentenced to death after languishing for two years in an Arab prison? Whether the so call charges are valid or not, does it not stand to reason that these ‘collaborators’ are decent Arabs who deserved to be rescued? Is Israel so bent on playing political correctness cards that it thinks it can afford to ignore the mandates of the Torah when it comes to saving human life? They seemed to have done the same thing to Jonathan Pollard, and let me tell you G-d is watching. That could be part of the reason why Sharon is laying like a vegetable neither alive or dead for so many years. More was probably expected of him.