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Hamas court sentences two Gaza drug dealers to death

Discussion in 'Israel & Middle East News' started by Chris, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Chris

    Chris The Grand Poobah Staff Member

    Hamas court sentences two Gaza drug dealers to death
    By REUTERS
    March 19, 2017 14:11
    The ruling is the first such punishment handed down by the Palestinian judiciary in a narcotics case.
    Hamas operatives prepare to execute alleged collaborators in the Gaza Strip. (photo credit:REUTERS)

    GAZA - A military court in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Sunday sentenced two drug dealers to death, the first such punishment handed down by the Palestinian judiciary in a narcotics case, officials said. Marijuana and prescription painkillers have been flooding into the Gaza Strip, prompting officials from Hamas, an Islamist terrorist group, to seek tougher penalties for smuggling drugs.

    Both convicted dealers were caught smuggling marijuana, opium and tramadol through tunnels under the border with Egypt, according to a list of their charges. "Such actions represented a threat to Palestinian national security, with its economic and political dimensions," the court said. One of the dealers was sentenced to death by firing squad and the other by hanging.

    http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Hamas-court-sentences-two-Gaza-drug-dealers-to-death-484585
     
  2. Chris

    Chris The Grand Poobah Staff Member

    Yeah, they are pretty tough with drug dealers in the Islamic world. That's one job you don't want over there.
     

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