GAZA: HAMAS SENTENCES THREE TO DEATH FOR COLLABORATING WITH ISRAEL, DRUG TRAFFICKING
November 10, 2021:
The Hamas military court in the Gaza Strip sentenced on 8 November 2021 three residents to death, two of them for collaborating with Israeli intelligence and one for drug trafficking. (Sources: Jwire, Times of Israel, 10/11/2021)
Another 11 Palestinians were handed various prison sentences for drug trafficking and spying for Israel, although officials did not specify how many were convicted of each offense.
The “judgments issued have fulfilled all legal procedures. All those convicted were given every legal recourse,” the Hamas court stated on 9 November.
Hamas has sentenced 8 alleged Israeli spies in the Gaza Strip to death over the past month alone.
Based on figures from the B’Tselem rights group and including the fresh cases, some 15 death sentences have been issued this year in the Gaza Strip. At least one of the defendants was tried in absentia.