07 August 2023 :
A military court in the Gaza Strip on August 6, 2023 sentenced seven people to death by hanging for “collaboration” with Israel, the coastal enclave’s Hamas-run interior ministry said.
The court also sentenced seven others to “life imprisonment with hard labor,” which in Gaza amounts to 25 years, the ministry said in a statement.
Regarding those sentenced to death, the court said they had provided information to Israel on terror groups in Gaza — including names, phone numbers, addresses and weapons caches — in return for money, the Maan News agency reported. One of the defendants was allegedly given a permit to work in Israel in return for information he provided.
The terror group Hamas controls Gaza, and the military court there has regularly issued death sentences for people found guilty of “collaboration” with Israel.
Under Palestinian law, a death sentence requires the approval of the president of the Palestinian Authority, which is headquartered in the West Bank.
But since Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007 it has repeatedly ignored this, and last September executed two Palestinians for “collaboration” with Israel as well as three others for murder.
In April, two people were sentenced to death and four others were given life sentences on the same charges of collaborating with Israel.
At least 17 death sentences were issued in 2022 in the Gaza Strip.