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Hamas executes convicted Israeli spies after breakneck trial

Despite the legal issues that emerged in the prosecution of three men convicted of killing a Hamas military commander, Hamas carried out their execution in a matter of days of the trial's conclusion.
Members of Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas escort an alleged collaborator with Israel, who was convicted in participating in killing senior Hamas commander Mazen Fuqaha, as he arrives to a Hamas-run military court in Gaza City May 21, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX36SW9
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas' Interior Ministry executed three citizens convicted of assassinating Mazen Faqha, a former prisoner in Israel and senior operative in Hamas’ military wing. Faqha was shot dead March 24 in front of his house in Tel al-Hawa in the south of Gaza.

The men were executed May 25, only four days after a field military court in Gaza issued death sentences for the convicted killer Ashraf Abu Leila (execution by hanging), and his accomplices, Hisham Alloul (execution by hanging) and Abdullah al-Nashar (execution by firing squad). They were convicted of spying for Israel, surveilling Faqha and providing information that facilitated his assassination.

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