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Palestinian family executes son suspected of spying for Israel

Rights organizations in Gaza strongly condemned the execution of a Palestinian accused of collaborating with Israel by his own family, arguing that such cases belong in the courts.
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RAFAH, Gaza Strip — The Barhoum family executed one of its own sons, Ahmed Said Barhoum, Jan. 19 in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah.

The family accused him of providing the Israeli military with information that led to the assassination of three leaders from Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing. Israeli warplanes struck the city of Rafah on Aug. 28, 2014, during the Israeli war on Gaza, killing the three men in addition to five civilians, based on information provided by Ahmed, according to his family.

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