Gaza court sentences 2 men for collaboration with Israel
Ma'an News Agency
April 15, 2013
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A military court in the Gaza Strip on Sunday sentenced two people to custodial sentences for collaborating with Israel.
One man was sentenced to 20 years in jail, and the other to seven years, on the charges of spying for Israel.
On Friday, Hamas security forces began arresting alleged collaborators who did not hand themselves in during a month-long amnesty which began on March 12.
Under Palestinian law, collaboration with Israel is punishable by death.
All execution orders must be approved by the president before they can be carried out, but Hamas no longer recognizes the legitimacy of incumbent Mahmoud Abbas, whose four-year term ended in 2009.
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