Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization has scheduled 13 public executions in the style of the Da’esh (ISIS) terror group.
Although there have been death sentences carried out by the group in the past, few have been public. However, Hamas has built increasingly stronger ties with the Sinai Province branch of Da’esh, and members have been moving in and out of Gaza.
This past Sunday, however, the group’s de facto “attorney general,” Ismail Jaber, informed reporters, “Capital punishments will soon be implemented in Gaza. I ask they be performed publicly before a large crowd.”
Hamas official Khalil al-Haya said Friday at weekly Muslim prayers there are currently 13 men awaiting execution on murder charges. Under Palestinian Authority law, collaborators with Israel, murderers and drug dealers are all subject to the death penalty.