On 9 May, a military court in Gaza sentenced a 48 year-old civilian man to death by hanging, allegedly for collaborating with what the court described as a “hostile element”. According to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, this is the second death sentence to be issued since the beginning of 2013, bringing the total number of death sentences issued since the establishment of the Palestinian Authority in 1994 to 134. These include 107 sentences issued in Gaza and 27 in the West Bank; 46 of these death sentences have been issued since 2007, following the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip.
In total, 27 have been executed, including 25 in the Gaza Strip (14 without the required Palestinian presidential ratification) and two in the West Bank.
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