The gallows erected for the execution

UN rights office condemns executions of 3 in Gaza Strip

The office's spokesperson condemns the executions of three men in the Gaza Strip who were accused by Hamas of collaborating with Israel, calling on the Islamist group to cease the 'barbaric' practice.

The UN human rights office is condemning “in the strongest terms” the execution of three Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, whose ruling Hamas militant group had accused of collaborating with Israel.



Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani of the rights office said Friday that the executions a day earlier came over its and other international appeals to block the sentences, and violated “Palestine’s obligations under international law.”


Gallows erected for the execution in a Hamas police compound
Gallows erected for the execution in a Hamas police compound


The rights office said the convictions were delivered for treason, which does not qualify among “most serious crimes.”


It noted the defendants were civilians convicted by a military court, “again in contravention of international law.” The office said the trial didn’t appear to meet fair-trial standards.


The three were sentenced months ago for relaying information to Israel, before last month’s killing of a Hamas senior commander Mazan Fukha, and have no connection to Hamas's pursuit of those responsible for his death.



The three executed prisoners were identified as a 55-year-old man from Khan Yunis, a 30-year-old man from Gaza City and a 42-year-old man whose place of residence was not disclosed.


The terrorist organization apparently has no leads as to the identity of the perpetrators or collaborators in Fukha's death.


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