Hamas Sentences Three Gazans To Death For Spying For Israel

Militants from the radical Islamic group Hamas, jog during a rally past an effigy of Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz, hanging at a makeshift gallows in the northern West Bank town of Jenin, 27 March 2004.

The Times of Israel reports: A Hamas-run military court on Tuesday sentenced three Gazans to death and three to prison, charging them with being informants for Israel.

A 57-year-old man from Gaza City was convicted of passing intelligence to Israel for over 20 years, including the location of Hamas’s tunnels, hideouts, rocket caches, as well as the houses and cars of the terror group’s fighters, a source in the Gaza military court told the Palestinian news site Safa.

A man in his 50s from Khan Younis as well as a 35-year-old from Rafah were also sentenced to death for passing information to Israelis, the report said.

Additionally, the military court source said a Gazan man who worked with Israel from 2006 to 2010 had his sentence lightened from life in prison to 15 years following an appeal.

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