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Collaborator Sentenced to 15 Years in Gaza

Hamas security officials using batons to detain Fatah supporters during clashes in Gaza City on Sept. 7, 2007.

Hamas security officials using batons to detain a suspect in Gaza City.

Editor’s note: I was looking at this headline and wondering, as you may have, if this sentence is not quite lenient, considering that all of this man’s neighbor’s are serving a life sentence in Gaza.

In any event, according to Ma’an, a Gaza military court on Thursday sentenced a man found guilty of collaboration with Israel to 15 years in jail.

There’s another questionable term in there: what exactly do they mean by “collaboration with Israel?” We tend to think it’s spying, but maybe it’s not? Maybe the man just did something together with his Israeli buddies?

Probably not. But I don’t think it could mean that he told the IAF where to send the killer drones, because he probably would have gotten a more serious sentence for that.

Should Israel insist that all its jailed collaborators be freed from Palestinian jails as Arab murderers are being set free? Food for thought.

A statement from the court said the man, only identified by his initials A.S., was born in 1982 and was from the al-Shati refugee camp.

The decision could be appealed.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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6 Responses to “Collaborator Sentenced to 15 Years in Gaza”

  1. You can tell the UN that you are practicing their kind of equality to see if it works. :)

  2. The man could have been set up to be an example to frighten the Palestinian people in Gaza to be subservient to Hamas. These people are habitual liars….who knows what really went on???

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