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Gazan military court sentences three citizens to death

GAZA, May 24 (KUNA) -- The military court of the Hamas leadership in Gaza Strip on Sunday sentenced to death by a firing squad three citizens after the trio were convicted of killing journalists.
The court, chaired by judge Mohammed Youssef Nofal, issued the death verdict agaist Shadi Khader Ahmed, Shadi Abdel Karim and Major Sabri Almqosj, after the trio were found guilty for kidnapping and killing two journalists, who worked in the Palestinian newspaper, "Falesteen" of the Hamas movement -- Mohammad Abdu and Suleiman Al-Ashi.
Abdel Karim and Almqosi were sentenced to death in absentia. The verdicts could be appealed. (end) mt.hs KUNA 241537 May 09NNNN