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Hamas to Persist With Public Executions Despite Objections

Hamas will go ahead with public executions by the end of August despite an outcry by human rights groups.
Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh gives a speech during Eid al-Fitr prayers in Gaza City August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS) - RTX12DLP
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The Hamas government is still planning to carry out public executions despite appeals by human rights groups to reverse the decision.

Ismail Jaber, the attorney general in Gaza, confirmed on Aug. 11 that the public prosecution is waiting for the approval of the Council of Ministers in Gaza to implement the death penalty for a "criminal," after all legal proceedings against him were exhausted.

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