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Death penalty sought for 31 Palestinians over clashes

A member of the Palestinian security force secures the area after the clashes that erupted at the Palestinian refugee camp of Mieh Mieh, Monday, April 7, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

BEIRUT: Military Investigative Judge Fadi Sawwan Thursday recommended the death penalty for 31 Palestinians who are also suspected of belonging to Al-Qaeda for their involvement in clashes earlier this year.

The judge accused the Palestinians of belonging to the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Abdullah Azzam Brigades, killing, attempted killing, robbery at gunpoint and involvement in the fighting which erupted in the Palestinian refugee camp of Mieh Mieh on April 7.

The clashes, which erupted between supporters of former Fatah commander Ahmad Rashid Adwan and members of the Hezbollah-linked armed group Ansar Allah, left eight people dead and nine others wounded.

Sawwan referred the case to the Military Tribunal after issuing warrants against the suspects who remain at large.





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