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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hamas executes two "collaborators"

From Ma'an:
Two men found guilty of collaboration with Israel were found killed Thursday morning, in circumstances deemed suspicious by Gaza rights organization Al-Mezan.

Military justice chief in Gaza Colonel Ahmad Atallah said the two were executed in accordance with their sentence of death, conferred earlier in the year, despite calls from international rights organizations urging a continued stay of the death penalty.

An Al-Mezan official said the two men who were in de facto government police custody, were shot dead and taken to the Ash-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.
Amnesty International strongly protested when Hamas announced this policy at the end of last month.