Saturday, April 7, 2012

Three Palestinians were hanged in Gaza

(CNN) -- Three Palestinians were hanged in Gaza on Saturday, one of them for "collaborating" with the Israelis, the territory's ruling Hamas government said.

The other two were convicted of murder, the Ministry of Interior and National Security statement said. One was also found guilty of one count of sodomy with a child under 16.

The sentences were carried out according to legal procedures and all three had exhausted their right to appeal, the statement said.

Hamas, a militant Islamist group, has controlled Gaza since 2007, when it seized power from the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority after a short-lived coalition government failed. Hamas had won legislative elections in January 2006. Read More