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Drug dealers in Gaza risk Hamas military trials

Hamas in the Gaza Strip has come under criticism for referring civilians accused of drug use and traficking to the military judiciary.
A drug addict stands behind bars at a Hamas-run prison in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, May 10, 2017.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Hamas-run Military Justice Commission in the Gaza Strip announced Oct. 21 that 13 judicial rulings have been issued against drug dealers, including one death penalty.

It said during a press conference in Gaza City that narcotics found and seized by the Anti-Narcotics Department have been destroyed as part of the government’s efforts to combat drugs.

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