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Gaza court sentences 2 Palestinians to death for drug dealing

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A military court in Gaza City sentenced two men to death on Sunday after they were found guilty of alleged drug dealing. It reportedly marked the first time that the death penalty was used in Gaza for a drug-related offense, though a number of Palestinians have …

Gaza court sentences 8 Fatah members to prison, including 3 for life, for spying

GAZA (Ma’an) — A Gaza military court sentenced eight Palestinians affiliated to the Fatah party — three of whom to life in prison — for gathering information about Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza for intelligence forces of the Palestine Liberation Organization. The court, which only identified the defendants by their …

Abbas exempts Palestinian officer from serving prison sentence over critical Facebook post

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a presidential decree on Wednesday releasing officer Osama Mansour after a Ramallah military court sentenced him to a year in prison for a Facebook post critical of Abbas.Mansour, who served as the director of public relations and media at the Palestinian military …

EU Missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah condemn death sentences issued in Gaza

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The EU Missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah condemned three death sentences issued by the Hamas-ruled government in the besieged Gaza Strip on Tuesday for individuals suspected of collaborating with Israel, calling the policy “cruel and inhuman” in a statement released Thursday.The statement reiterated the EU’s opposition to …

Al Mezan Calls for Immediate Stop to the Execution of the Death Penalty in Gaza and Full Respect of Palestinian Law

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Al Mezan) views with grave concern the announcement of impending execution of death sentences by the authorities in the Gaza Strip. If carried out, these executions will be done without the approval of the president of the Palestinian Authority as stipulated in Palestinian law. According …

Gaza court sentences to death 5 alleged collaborators with Israel

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A military court in the Gaza Strip on Monday sentenced five Palestinians to death after they were found guilty of collaborating with Israel.A source in the blockaded territory’s Hamas-run judiciary system told Ma’an that three of those convicted were from Gaza City, aged 31, 38, and …

Palestinian sentenced to death in Gaza for providing info to Israel

GAZA CITY (AFP) — A Hamas military court in the Gaza Strip on Monday sentenced a Palestinian to death for allegedly providing information to Israel that led to Palestinians being killed, judicial sources said.The 28-year-old man was identified only by the initials N.A. and no other details on the accusations …

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy visits EUPOL COPPS mission

On Saturday, the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini visited EUPOL COPPS mission in Ramallah. In her first visit as European Union Head of Foreign Policy, she spent two days meeting with high level representatives in ‘Israel’ and the occupied West Bank. Federica Mogherini took the opportunity of this …