A Palestinian military court in the West Bank city of Jenin on Tuesday sentenced two Palestinians to death by firing squad, after they were found guilty of collaborating with Israel.It's been about three years since a death penalty has been carried out in the PA, and most of them have been for "collaboration with the enemy" (the list is here.)
Twenty-seven-year-old Wa’el Sa’id Sa’ed Sa’ed, from the village of Yatta in the Hebron governorate was present in court when the sentence was handed down. His co-defendent Mohammad Sa’ed Mahmoud Sa’ed from Hebron was sentenced in absentia.
Both men were found guilty of passing information about Palestinian resistance fighters in the West Bank to the Israeli authorities, as a result of which the Israeli army carried out a number of targeted assassinations and detentions.
The issued sentences are inalienable and are ratified by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
In other words, the internationally recognized government of the PA, who is supposedly Israel's peace partner, actively supports and defends known terrorists ("resistance fighters") , and rather than punishing the actual terrorists, it punishes those who try to stop them.
To put it bluntly, the PA is the enemy and there is no distinction between the Palestinian Authority and the terrorists whom it actively supports and defends.