GAZA: FOUR GET DEATH PENALTY OVER SPYING FOR ISRAEL
|A military court in the Gaza Strip
January 13, 2016: A military court in the Gaza Strip sentenced four people to death on charges of spying for Israel.
The court said in a statement that it had handed down the death penalty to a 23-year-old man from the Gaza district of Zeitoun over espionage charges.
Three other individuals who āfled from justiceā were also found guilty in absentia, the statement added.
Meanwhile, a court source, whose name was not mentioned in reports, said the four defendants were convicted on ācharges of spying for the occupation.ā
The charges leveled against the convicts include āsurveillanceā and providing information to help Israel plan the assassination of leaders of the Gaza-based movementĀ ofĀ Hamas. (Sources: presstv.ir, 13/01/2016)