A Palestinian military court in Gaza has sentenced six Palestinians to death for spying for Israel, Minister of Interior in Gaza spokesman Iyad Al-Bozom said yesterday.
The court also sentenced eight other defendants to prison for various periods in addition to hard labour, Al-Bozom added.
"The verdicts are a clear message to spies of the [Israeli] occupation," Al-Bozom said.
Five of the collaborators are to be hanged while the sixth will be shot in the head.
He noted that the one sentenced to be shot in the head is accused of collaborating with a "hostile foreign entity".
"The security services achieved several successes that narrowed the net around Israel's collaborators and dissolved a number of their security chains," Al-Bozom said.
He stressed that the security services had undermined many of planned Israeli operations which would have taken place against Palestinians in Gaza.