Hamas on Wednesday executed by hanging a man who was convicted of murdering two people in the Gaza Strip.

Ehab Ghissin, spokesman for the Hamas Ministry of Interior, identified the man as Hani Mohamed Alayan, a resident of Khan Yunis.

Ghissin said that the man had been convicted of murdering Mu'men Abu Alayan in 2000 and Hazem Barham in 2007.

The execution was carried out in a Hamas security installation in the presence of representatives of various Palestinian factions and religious leaders, Ghissin said.

Alayan was a minor when he committed the first murder. He was then sentenced to life in prison. But he was later found guilty of murdering another person - a crime for which he was sentenced to death by hanging.
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