HAMAS-RUN COURT GIVES DEATH PENALTY TO GAZAN FOR COOPERATING WITH ISRAEL
December 16, 2008: a Palestinian military court sentenced a Gaza Strip resident to hang for alleged security cooperation with Israel.
The military court, run by Hamas, "ruled to hang Mohammed Ali Saidam, 34, after he was found guilty of committing treason, spying, plotting and cooperating with the Zionist enemy," said Ahmed Attalla, head of Hamas' military judicial system.
Attalla said the convicted resident of southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah was arrested in February 2007 and admitted that he received training at Israeli military camps and joined the occupation forces in several raids in Gaza Strip since 2004. (Sources: Chinaview.cn, 17/12/2008)