Hamas announces public executions that will ‘take Gaza past Saudi Arabia’

The Palestinian militant group Hamas is to carry out a string of public executions in the Gaza strip, the patch of territory it controls.

The executions were announced by Hamas’s attorney general in Gaza, Ismail Jaber. “Capital punishments will be implemented soon in Gaza,” he said. “I ask that they take place before a large crowd.”

Thirteen men, most convicted of murder connected to robberies, are currently awaiting execution, another Hamas official, Khalil al-Haya, said on Friday at the main prayers.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Well, good for HAMAS!
    I hope they execute everyone in Gaza.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Give them time……

    • Reader

      Well, I guess that is an improvement over how they had been dragging live people through the streets on ropes behind motorcycles until they were dead.

  • john700

    I don’t see anything wrong with public executions. It should happen here and TV rights proceeds should go to the victims’ families. But, no, we are “civilized” people, we are not barbarians. We just let the barbarians walk free. How stupid is that?

  • Exile1981

    I’m not sure i agree with public executions but a bullet to the head and dumped in an unmarked grave i do think is a good idea. Or a big old coal boiler, convert criminals into electricity.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Given my military experience and background, I rather favour public executions for particular crimes such as treason. Ergo, Bowe Bergdahl and Hillary Clinton should, in my book, be executed by firing squad once found guilty. Such executions should be filmed for record purposes only, although on some rare occasions a public airing of such footage might be permitted for particular reasons.

  • Ed

    “I ask that they take place before a large crowd.”

    That should be easy to see in a cockpit…

  • marty_p

    Get ready for a Palestinian apologist dance that would make Fred Astaire proud.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Good. Let’s hope it’s mostly gays, feminists and old American liberals.

  • simus1

    Gangster ruled enclaves like gaza are going big on law and order?

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Rulers need to preserve their monopoly.