Authorities in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip today executed two Palestinians for allegedly collaborating with Israel, the territory’s interior ministry said.
“Two collaborators with the Israeli occupation, condemned to death for having given information leading to the martyrdom of two citizens, have been executed,” a spokesman told AFP.
He said one of the men, aged 40 and identified by the initials ZR, was shot and the other, AK, aged 30, was hanged in a different location.
The last execution in Gaza, in October, was of a man found guilty of murder.
Israeli security forces use Palestinian informers to thwart attacks and assist in the assassination of top militants. Most Palestinians view them as traitors.
Under Palestinian law, collaboration with Israel, murder and drug trafficking are all punishable by death. All execution orders must be approved by the Palestinian president before they can be carried out, but Hamas no longer recognizes the legitimacy of Mahmoud Abbas, whose four-year term ended in 2009.
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