Hamas has executed two Palestinians convicted by a Gaza military court of collaborating with Israel, it was reported on Thursday. These executions were the first since the movement seized control of the Gaza Strip three years ago.
A pro-Hamas website, announcing the executions, did not say how they were carried out. The Palestinian rights group al-Mizan identified the men as Mohammed Ismail and Nasser Abu Freh. Their bodies were taken to Gaza's Shifa hospital overnight.
Both were sentenced to death by a Hamas-run military court which found they had collaborated with Israel.