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Gaza court sentences 6 people to hang for 'collaborating' with Israel

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A military court in the Hamas-run Strip on Monday sentenced six people, including a woman, to death by hanging for "collaborating" with Israel, authorities said.

In total, 14 people were sentenced for "collaborating with the occupation," with six sentenced to be hanged, the interior ministry in said.

The rulings come three weeks after eight people were killed when an alleged cell in was uncovered, leading to a vicious fire fight.

fired hundreds of rockets at in response, with the Jewish state striking dozens of targets in Gaza before a ceasefire agreement.

The six sentenced to death Monday were not related to the November 11 flare-up. The woman, named only as Amal, was sentenced in absentia and is alleged to have encouraged her nephew in Gaza to collaborate with

Iyad al-Bozum, the of the interior ministry in Hamas-ruled Gaza, hailed the rulings. "Collaborators must realise the (Israeli) occupation will not be able to protect them," he told a conference.

and its allies have fought three wars with since 2008.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 17:45 IST
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