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Gaza Military Tribunal Sentences 10 El Fatah Leaders; One Gets 18 Years

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A military tribunal in Gaza yesterday imposed prison sentences ranging from one to 18 years on 10 El Fatah members. The maximum penalty was drawn by Amran Mahmoud Assnouni, an El Fatah operations officer in the Gaza Strip who was convicted of recruiting youth to the terrorist organization, possession of an arms arsenal and smuggling arms to the Hebron region. The El Fatah “political officer” in Gaza, Abdul Latif Oubayed, was sentenced to seven years in prison. He had pleaded that there was “no El Fatah political activity” in the Gaza Strip. The other defendants received smaller sentences.

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