Gaza court says six sentenced to death for collaboration with Israel

A military court in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Monday sentenced six people, including a woman, to death by hanging. (File photo: Reuters)

A military court in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Monday sentenced six people, including a woman, to death by hanging for “collaborating” with Israel, authorities announced Monday.

In total 14 people were sentenced for “collaborating with the occupation,” with six sentenced to be hanged, a statement from the interior ministry in Gaza said.

The rulings come three weeks after eight people were killed when an alleged Israeli army cell in Gaza was uncovered, leading to a vicious fire fight.

Hamas fired hundreds of rockets at Israel in response, with the Jewish state striking dozens of targets in Gaza before a ceasefire agreement.

The six sentenced to death Monday were not related to the November 11 flare-up.

The woman, named only as Amal, was sentenced in absentia and is alleged to have encouraged her nephew in Gaza to collaborate with Israeli intelligence.

Iyad al-Bozum, the spokesman of the interior ministry in Gaza, hailed the rulings.

“Collaborators must realize the (Israeli) occupation will not be able to protect them,” he told a news conference.

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