- Published on Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:00
In a statement made on 10th April, the EU Missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah condemned the execution of three people in Gaza on Saturday 7th April.
Three Palestinians, who were executed through hanging after sentences were carried out according to legal procedures by the Hamas Authorities, one of which was accused of collaborating with the Israeli's and two of which were found guilty of murder.
In a statement concerning the executions, the EU stated " The EU considers that abolition of the death penalty contributes to the enhancement of human dignity and the progressive development of human rights." and additionally considered capital punishment to be "cruel and inhuman, failing to provide deterrence to criminal behaviour, and representing an unacceptable denial of human dignity and integrity."
The EU made a statement to the de facto authorities in Gaza stating "Gaza must refrain from carrying out any executions of prisoners and comply with the de facto moratorium on executions put in place by the Palestinian Authority, pending abolition of the death penalty in line with the global trend”.