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  Tamuz 12, 5773 , 20/06/13

Hamas Sentences 'Collaborator' to Hang

A Gaza resident , found guilty of "collaborating" with Israel, has been sentenced to death by a military court in Gaza, according to spokesman for the interior ministry of Hamas, quoted on Thursday by Agence France PresseThe defendant, identified only by his initials KC, was "condemned to capital punishment by hanging for collaborating with the Zionist occupier," ministry spokesman Islam Shahwan announced on Facebook.

It was the fifth death sentence handed down by the Hamas authorities in Gaza since the beginning of the year. Under Palestinian Authority law, those convicted of "collaborating", murder or drug trafficking face the death penalty, as do those convicted of selling their land to Israelis.

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