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Monday, November 28, 2011

Gaza-based Hamas military court issued first ruling
Cynthia Miley at 12:00 AM ET

On November 28, 2007, a military court established in the Gaza Strip by the Palestinian militant group Hamas delivered its first ruling, sentencing three members of the rival political party Fatah to 18 months in prison and $280 in fines. The court also sentenced a fourth Fatah member to 18 months in prison and a $140 fine. The military court was established after hamas' violent takeover of the Gaza Strip in June 2007. Palestinian infighting between the Islamist Hamas and secular Fatah Movement had led to the establishment of two parallel Palestinian governments in the West Bank and Gaza. Hamas was elected as the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in January 2006, but the PA judiciary had refused to cooperate with the Hamas-led government. Hamas ended this three-month stalemate by replacing the uncooperative judges.

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