Law and Order

Arafat's Authority Holds First Executions

When a relative is condemned to death, it's not the usual thing to take out a newspaper ad urging the swift implementation of the sentence. But that is what the ABU-SULTAN family of the Gaza Strip did--and it got its wish. Last week the Palestinian Authority of Chairman YASSER ARAFAT conducted the first executions in its four years of self-rule when brothers MOHAMED and RAED ABU-SULTAN were killed by firing squad in Gaza City after being convicted of murdering another pair of brothers, MAJDI and MOHAMED AL-KHALDI, on a Gaza street. Their trial, in a secretive military court, took half an...

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