Hamas to execute 6 Gazans for ‘collaborating’ with Israel prior to botched raid

A Hamas-controlled military court on Monday sentenced six Palestinians to death for allegedly collaborating with Israel.

By Associated Press and World Israel News Staff

In addition to six death sentences handed out by the Hamas terror group on Monday to Palestinians who allegedly “collaborated” with Israel,  a Hamas-controlled court also sentenced another eight defendants in Gaza to prison for various periods.

The verdicts in the six most recent cases were linked to a botched undercover Israeli commando raid last month in which seven Palestinian terror group members and an Israeli officer were killed.

Hamas says the defendants were implicated in previous incidents.

It was the most verdicts to be issued on a single day since the Islamic terror organization wrested control of the territory from its Palestinian Authority rivals in 2007.

Officially, Hamas has executed 28 Palestinians, the majority on charges of aiding Israeli security and intelligence agencies, since 2007.

Hamas, however, is suspected by rights groups of killing dozens of other suspected “collaborators” extra-judicially, as the terror group does not adhere to the rule of law or extend due process or basic human rights to the Palestinians under its control.

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