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Gaza Court Sentences Murderer

A military court in Gaza has sentenced Hamdi Abdullah Khalil, a murderer of Palestinians who allegedly collaborated with Israeli authorities, to seven concurrent life sentences plus 30 years.

Khalil, 34, was recruited to the Al-Fatah terrorist organization three years ago, and established a murder squad whose goals were to execute collaborators with the authorities, drug dealers and prostitutes.

With funds received from Fatah, Khalil purchased three pistols, which he passed to other terrorists. They used the weapons to murder three Gaza residents and attempt to kill four others

Khalil was arrested in September of last year. His house was demolished by the military authorities. He did not express regret over his deeds, and stated that it was mandatory to execute collaborators.