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Hamas executes two Israel 'collaborators' in Gaza

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A Palestinian youth jumps through a ring of fire during a training camp run by Hamas in Gaza City, on June 21, 2013. Hamas have hanged two men accused of collaborating with Israel, according to a statement from the interior ministry of the Islamist movement's government in Gaza.AFP

Hamas hanged two men accused of collaborating with Israel on Saturday, a statement from the interior ministry of the Islamist movement's government in Gaza said.

The ministry said that it had executed the two men in accordance "with what Palestinian law stipulates", identifying them as "the collaborator with the occupation A.G., 49, and the collaborator H.K., 43."

A military court in Gaza had sentenced the two to "death by hanging after the tribunal convicted them 10 years ago of charges ranging from collaborating with a hostile foreign entity", to involvement in "killing and espionage".

A number of representatives from civil organisations attended the execution, the statement said.

The Hamas government executed three men in April 2012 after they were accused of "collaborating" with Israel.