Officers in military fatigues on Monday poured gasoline and set alight more than 1 million tablets of opioid painkiller tramadol, about 1,500 slabs of hashish and 900 grams of opium.

Hamas says it is fighting the endemic relentlessly. On Monday, it sentenced 17 people convicted of drug trafficking to hard labor prison terms of 10 years to life.

Last year, Hamas legislators endorsed the death penalty to curb drugs.

Source: https://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-cracks-down-on-gaza-drugs/