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Friday, July 02, 2004

No Rule of Law in the Terror-tories

al Aqsa Brigades take it upon themselves to execute fellow-Palestinian
Australian Broadcasting Company: A Palestinian who reportedly spied for Israel was shot dead in public by militants near the northern West Bank town of Jenin, Palestinian security sources and witnesses said.

Mohammed Tawfiq Daraghmeh, 45, was shot in Qabatya by five militants from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, an armed group loosely linked to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement.

The sources said the militants were not masked.

In a statement sent to AFP, the group said Daraghmeh had been spying for Israel for the past 15 years and had provided information that led to the killings of Palestinian militants wanted by Israel.

Daraghmeh, from Tubas, also in the northern West Bank, was seized by Al-Aqsa militants four days ago. The group said it decided to kill him after Daraghmeh reportedly confessed to spying for Israel.

Funny how al Reuters uses this photo of Hamas guys in Gaza to illustrate this story about al Aqsa in the West Bank.

Whatever.

Palestinian militants publicly executed an accused collaborator
with Israel with machineguns in a West Bank town square on
July 2, 2004 after a throng of Palestinian onlookers called
for him to die. Wild celebrations broke out among the hundreds
of spectators after four gunmen from the al-Aqsa Martyrs
Brigades, part of President Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement,
shot father-of-two Muhammad Rafiq Daraghmeh, 45, in Qabatiya.
A masked Palestinian from the Islamic militant group Hamas
marches during an anti-Israel protest in Gaza in this June 29,
2004 file photo. Photo by Suhaib Salem/Reuters

UPDATE: Charles at LGF points out that an al Reuters "correspondent" witnessed the execution, and further raises questions about Media Collaborators.