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Sunday, June 07, 2009

PalArab woman facing death for "collaboration"

From Ma'an:
A Palestinian woman is currently on trial on charges of collaborating with Israel, court officials told AP on Sunday.

The woman could face the death penalty for passing information to Israel, according to the same report. It is rare for women to be convicted as Israeli spies.

Court officials told AP that the 22-year-old woman was recruited as a collaborator after obtaining a divorce from her husband, who forced her to work as a prostitute, making her a social outcast.

The issue of collaborators is sensitive, because Palestinian fighters have been jailed or killed by Israeli forces based on information supplied by spies.
Of course, many innocent Israeli lives have been saved because of "collaborators," but you won't ever hear Palestinian Arabs consider that a good thing.

Also, does anyone think that her ex-husband is in jail or under investigation for forcing her into prostitution?