Hamas rulers execute 3 Palestintians convicted of murder

2016-05-31 09:55
(Adel Hana, AP)

(Adel Hana, AP)

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Gaza City - Gaza's Hamas rulers have executed three Palestinians convicted of murder without the required approval of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

The Interior Ministry says the executions took place on Tuesday at the central prison after the victims' families rejected the possibility of a last-minute pardon.

It's the first time Hamas applies death penalty since a unified government was installed in the West Bank and Gaza after an agreement with Abbas' Fatah party in 2014. Hamas remained the de facto authority, preventing the government from extending control over Gaza.

During the 2014 Israel-Hamas war, the Islamic militant group extra-judicially killed 23 Palestinians suspected of spying for Israel. Since 2007, it has executed 19 others convicted of murder or collaboration.

International and local rights group had urged Hamas not to carry out executions.

Read more on:    mahmoud abbas  |  palestine  |  gaza  |  israel

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