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Gaza govt plans to execute more collaborators

June 10, 2013 4:52 P.M. (Updated: June 12, 2013 11:15 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Hamas-run government in Gaza plans to execute a number of collaborators with Israel in an attempt to "eradicate" collaboration this year, a security official said Monday.

Salah Addin Abu Sharkh, director of internal security at the Interior Ministry, said the government had "a clear goal and several means to eradicate this dangerous epidemic," including executing convicted collaborators.

Abu Sharkh said the anti-collaboration campaign, which ran from March 12 to May 12, achieved most of its goals and resulted in a number of arrests. He said legal procedures against the suspects were ongoing, in an interview on the ministry's website.

"Social networks are largely useful in educating our people, though the Israeli occupation makes some attempts to recruit collaborators through these social networks. However, these attempts are incomparable with the huge benefits these networks achieve in raising awareness about the dangers of collaboration," Abu Sharkh added.

He said all Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip cooperated with security services and played a role in fighting collaboration.

In May, a military court in Gaza sentenced two convicted collaborators to death by hanging.

Under Palestinian law, collaboration with Israel is punishable by death.

However all execution orders must be approved by the president before they can be carried out. Hamas no longer recognizes the legitimacy of incumbent Mahmoud Abbas, whose four-year term ended in 2009.
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