The Islamist terror group Hamas that rules the Gaza Strip announces that it has sentenced six Palestinian “informants” to death for collaborating with Israel.
The Hamas military court says it has issued sentences “against a number of informants, including six death sentences, other sentences varying between life terms and temporary hard labor, and one acquittal.”
Hamas takes a rigid approach to collaborators with Israel, which has — along with Egypt — put the enclave under blockade since the terror group took power in a bloody coup in 2007.
Hamas says collaborators who turn themselves in will face more lenient terms, and says that the “judgments issued have fulfilled all legal procedures.”
Rights groups in Gaza have urged Hamas to reduce its use of the death penalty.