Tuesday, April 14, 2009

10 years for double murder. But they were only women.

From Ma'an:
A Palestinian military court in Ramallah on Monday sentenced a man to ten years in prison for murdering two sisters in November 2005.

According to court records, the masked killer broke into the home of Dawlat and Fitnah Assaf, stabbing both of them. Dawlat died instantly while Fitnah succumbed to her wounds later.
What Ma'an fails to mention is that the sisters were elderly - Dawlat was 75 years old.

The Palestinian Arab jurisprudence is working overtime for justice. Looking through Ma'an, I only found two other recent stories from the Ramallah Law and Order beat: the conviction of a man who stole millions via insider trading to 2 years in prison and a $150 fine, and a man who was arrested for marketing expired yogurt.