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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It's a capital offense!

A 'Palestinian Authority court' in Hebron has sentenced a 59-year old 'Palestinian' man, Anwat Breghit, to die by hanging for the crime of selling land to Joooos.
Dozens of Arabs have been executed in the past for collaborating with Israel by selling land to Jews, but the court’s ruling is the first time the PA officially has handed down a guilty verdict of treason for the crime. Previous summary executions with the approval of the PA have been met with outcries from human rights organizations.

Jews have spent millions of dollars the past few years to buy land from Arabs in an effort to eliminate all claims against Jewish rights to the land. The PA began fighting the sales in the 1990s, announcing in 1996 that the death penalty would be imposed for selling land to Jews.

Seven Arabs were executed in the same year for “collaborating,” and the PA later admitted that it was responsible for the murders. More executions took place the following years, and one Arab, Mohammed Abu al-Hawa [three links. CiJ], was tortured and murdered in 2006 for allegedly selling an apartment building in Jerusalem to Jews.

The Human Rights Watch organization protested to then-PA leader Yasser Arafat at the time, declaring that statements by officials who encouraged punishment for selling land to Jews were ''casting grave doubt on your government's commitment to human rights and the rule of law.''

The PA law was based on a law ordered to be passed by King Hussein in 1973, prohibiting the sale of land in Jordan or in Judea and Samaria by a Jordanian to Israelis. A relatively more moderate law replaced it in 1995 but still effectively barred the sale of land to non-Arabs.
I'm sure that Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International will rush out to protest the barbarism of the 'Palestinian Authority.' Don't hold your breaths waiting.

And what exactly did Mr. Breghit do to merit this kind of treatment?
According to the indictment, Breghit sold property belonging to his village of Beit Omar near Hebron to Israelis from the nearby Jewish settlement of Karmei Tzur.
The sentence still requires Abu Mazen's approval before it is carried out. Anyone want to take bets on whether Mr. Breghit will live long enough for that decision to be made? The AFP report above notes that since 2000, only two 'Palestinians' have had their death sentences carried out. The rest were murdered before a decision could be made.

But give them a state and....


At 4:13 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The moral bankruptcy of Israel's elites is shown up in their toleration of anti-Semites who deny the Holocaust, threaten death to Arabs who sell land to Jews and who make light of Israel as a Jewish State. And they mindlessly declare they will sit down and "negotiate" with people who represent the antithesis of Israel's well-being. What are they aiming to achieve? It certainly isn't peace!


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