Hamas sentences two ‘collaborators’ to death, prison
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Hamas sentences two ‘collaborators’ to death, prison

Father and son accused of giving Israel information that led to strikes on Gaza weapons stores and fighters

Illustrative: A Hamas gunman holding an alleged 'collaborator' in Gaza, moments before the suspect is shot to death, on August 22, 2014. (screenshot: YouTube)
Illustrative: A Hamas gunman holding an alleged 'collaborator' in Gaza, moments before the suspect is shot to death, on August 22, 2014. (screenshot: YouTube)

Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip sentenced a 50-year-old Gaza man to death by hanging for “collaborating” with Israel, Palestinian media reported Tuesday.

According to the report, the man’s son, 26, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges of espionage and treason linked to his father’s conviction.

The Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported that Hamas claimed the defendants were associated with the “Israeli occupation” since 2007.

The father reportedly drafted his son into working with Israeli intelligence agents operating in the coastal strip.

The two provided Israel with information on weapons stores and the locations of Hamas fighters and commanders that led to Israel targeting the sites, Ma’an reported, citing Hamas claims.

Several Hamas fighters were killed in the resulting Israeli attacks, the report claimed.

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