Palestinian Court Sentences Another Collaborator to Death
A Palestinian military court on Thursday sentenced to death another man found guilty of collaborating with Israel, said AFP.
Munzer Al Hafnawi, 43, was found guilty of supplying Israeli forces with information which helped them kill a resistance fighter from the Hamas movement in May, officials said.
Palestinian security courts last week sentenced four condemned collaborators to death, although the sentences have to be approved by Palestinian President Yasser Arafat before the executions can be carried out.
Two collaborators went in front of a firing squad in January, the first executions since the Palestinian Authority was set up in 1994. Others have been sentenced since then but not executed.
Four suspected collaborators have been gunned down by unknown assailants since late July, despite the Palestinian Authority's asking people not to take justice into their own hands.
A senior Palestinian security official said earlier this month that 60 suspected collaborators had been rounded up in the northern West Bank town of Jenin, but the announcement was officially denied by the head of general intelligence for the West Bank, Tawfiq Tirawi.
"Nothing of the sort happened," Tirawi said at the time – Albawaba.com
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