Members of Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas stand guard during a news conference disclosing details on the killing of senior commander Mazen Fuqaha, in Gaza City May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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Gaza's ruling Hamas movement executed three Palestinians Thursday convicted of killing a commander in the group's armed wing while acting on Israel's orders.Hamas' military prosecutor said the three men admitted to receiving orders from Israeli intelligence officers to track and kill Mazen Fuqaha on March 24 in Gaza City.The well-planned assassination in the Gaza Strip shocked the Hamas.Israel jailed Fuqaha in 2003 for planning attacks against Israelis, sentencing him to nine life terms. He was released in 2011 in a group of over 1,000 Palestinians who Israel freed in exchange for a captured soldier.
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