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August 27, 2013 11:39 am

Hamas Sentences Man to Death by Hanging for ‘Collaborating With Israel’

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A child at a Hamas rally. Photo: Wikipedia.

A court in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has sentenced a man to death by hanging for “collaborating with Israel,” Ma’an News Agency reported Tuesday.

Under Palestinian law, “collaboration with Israel” is punishable by death. However, all execution orders must be approved by the sitting president before they can be carried out. Hamas no longer recognizes the legitimacy of incumbent PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, whose four-year term ended in 2009, meaning the execution is likely to go forward, unchecked.

Earlier in the year Hamas announced that it would offer amnesty to any individuals who came forward and admitted collusion with Israel. Following the conclusion of the amnesty period, Hamas  hanged two Palestinians it accused and found guilty of spying for Israel.

Hamas has also announced it plans to publicly execute more “collaborators” in the coming months, in celebration of the recent Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday.

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  • E Pluribus Beagle

    Good. Now drop his corpse at the UN’s front door so they can blame the Jews like they always do.

  • At least Hamas is an openly sworn enemy! We do not expect too many good things from our enemies. What can we say though about our so-called friends in similar situations?

    I am talking about Pollack: shame on America, and not too good of a performance on Israel’s part either!…