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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sentenced to death for selling land to Jews

Just an everyday capital crime in the quasi-Palestinian Arab government.

You know, the one that accuses Israel of "racism."
A special Palestinian Authority (PA) military court in Hebron in the sentenced a Palestinian man to death by hanging after he was found guilty of selling land to Israeli settlers on Tuesday.

This is the first time a Palestinian court has handed down a conviction for treason in a case relating to land sales. The suspect is from the Hebron area.

PA courts have convicted Palestinians for collaborating with Israel in the past, usually for providing information about resistance fighters to the Israeli intelligence services. These convictions are based on the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Revolutionary Code.
"Settler" is the latest code-word for "Jew" in the Palestinian Arab media. It is better than "Zionist" because everyone hates settlers. So,for example, stories about how Jews "desecrate" the Al Aqsa mosque by visiting it invariably refer to them as "settlers."

Since saying that it is a capital crime to sell land to Jews sounds suspiciously anti-semitic, it is easier to just call them "settlers" - as if a Jew from Los Angeles or Moscow would have any more right to buy land from Arabs who happen to live in the West Bank.