Executions in Gaza????
Are they going to start to kill people like crazy???
The Hamas government in Gaza is expected to order that Palestinians sentenced to death be executed soon, based on comments made in late March by the Hamas interior minister and attorney general.
These people include Palestinians convicted of treason or murder. Eight people convicted of collaborating with Israel are the first slated to be executed.
Eight Fatah figures have also been sentenced to death in Gaza, seven of them in absentia.
The interior minister of the Hamas government, Fathi Hammad, said in a March 24 interview that Gazans sentenced to death for collaborating with Israel would be executed in the near future, despite the protests of human rights organizations.
Several days later the Hamas attorney general, Mohammed Abed, said his office had begun approving execution orders two months earlier. Abed said drug traffickers may also face the death penalty.