The other three were executed in criminal cases, Hamas said.
The armed Islamist movement Hamas, in power in the Gaza Strip, announced on Sunday the execution of five Palestinians, two of them for “cooperationwith Israel. “On Sunday morning the death sentence was carried out against two convicted for collaborating in the occupation (name given by this movement to Israel, ed) and three others in criminal proceedingsHamas said in a statement, saying the detaineesthey had previously obtained the full right to defend themselvesbefore the local justice.
The Ministry of the Interior of the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian territory of 2.3 million people under Hamas control since 2007, provided the year of birth and the details of each of the cases, but did not identify the five Palestinians executed. . The two people executed for “cooperationwith Israel there are two men, born in 1968 and 1978 respectively.
The older of the two, a resident of Khan Younis (south), was convicted by local courts for providing Israel since 1991 “information on the members of the resistance, on their places of residence” come on “the location of the rocket production and launch sitesHamas said.
The second was convicted of providing Israel since 2001 “information” having “led to the targeting and martyrdom (death, nldr) of citizensby Israeli forces, Hamas continued, without naming the people who would have been killed by the fact of this possible information leak. The other three people executed had previously been convicted of murder, the Hamas Interior Ministry said in its statement.
In recent years, the Gaza authorities have sentenced several people to death for various crimes or “cooperationwith Israel, but these sentences were not followed by effects, the last known executions date back to 2017. Three Palestinians – Ashraf Abu Leila, Hisham al-Aloul and Abdallah al-Nachar – were publicly executed after being sentenced in a flash trial gives local military justice for participating in the murder of a Hamas commander, Mazen Faqha, “on behalf of Israel“.
Hamas had justified these executions, like the two Palestinians killed on Sunday for “cooperationwith Israel, based on the Revolutionary Code of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Hamas is not, however, a member of the PLO, whose revolutionary code no longer conforms to the Palestinian Basic Law of 2003 on this issue. And Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority had joined the UN treaty in 2019 for abolition of capital punishment.
But since the fighting in 2007 between Hamas Islamists and Mahmoud Abbas’ secular Fatah, the Palestinian Territories have been divided politically. The Palestinian Authority of Abbas, which resides in the occupied West Bank, where 2.9 million Palestinians live, has no control over the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian enclave of 2.3 million in the hands of Hamas and under strict Israeli blockade for 15 years.
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