GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Gaza's Hamas government says it has executed two men convicted of spying for Israel.
Interior Ministry spokesman Iyad al-Bozum says the men, both in their 30s, had given information to Israel for nine years about Gaza fighters. Bozum says the two were executed Wednesday afternoon, one by firing squad and the other by hanging. Their names were not released.
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza says more than 150 people have been executed in the Palestinian territories over the past 20 years, the vast majority in Gaza, particularly under Hamas rule. The Islamic militant group seized Gaza from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in 2007, leaving him only with parts of the West Bank.
There have been no executions in the West Bank since the Palestinian political split.