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Hamas must halt post-Eid executions planned in Gaza

Headline Title:  Hamas must halt post-Eid executions planned in Gaza 08 August 2013 The Hamas authorities in Gaza must halt several executions they say they plan to carry out after this week’s Muslim religious festival of Eid al-Fitr, Amnesty International has urged.Hamas’ Attorney General said last week that several convicted “criminals” are set to be executed in public as a “lesson” to others. “This and other recent announcements by Hamas authorities that they will carry out further executions are deeply disturbing,” said Philip Luther, Director of the Middle East and North Africa…

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