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Execution of Palestinian 'collaborator' in West Bank shows falling trust in PA

The Lion's Den group in the West Bank has executed a young Palestinian for collaborating with Israel in a reminder of the extrajudicial violence of the intifadas.
Palestinian youths celebrate following the news of an attack in a settler neighborhood in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, in the center of Nablus, West Bank, Jan. 27, 2023.

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The recent execution of an alleged Palestinian collaborator with Israel in the West Bank city of Nablus was reminiscent of the extrajudicial killings during the first and second intifadas.

According to local reports, Zuhair Ghalith, 23, was shot dead by six gunmen in the al-Qaryoun neighborhood of Nablus’ Old City in the northern West Bank last Saturday. A video of Ghalith confessing to working with the Israeli army had widely circulated on social media. 

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