|"It catches them and kills them"|
A group of nationalist activists has succeeded in infiltrating radical leftist groups, and exposed how extreme leftist activist Ezra Nawi passes information on Palestinian Arabs interested in selling land to Jews and has them executed by the Palestinian Authority (PA).Israelis are up in arms about the report which can be seen here.
The PA has long outlawed the sale of land to Jews in Judea and Samaria, and has made no secret of its position of executing Arab sellers. Nawi admitted he knew that by passing the Arabs' names to the PA he was handing them a death sentence.
The expose regarding Nawi's role in it all was revealed by Channel 2 on Thursday.
In recent months intrepid right-wing activists managed to have planted agents infiltrate the radical leftist circles and follow Nawi's activities on the ground, without him being aware. One of the agents was even able to get very close to Nawi.
The planted agent managed to record Nawi giving testimony as to how he takes the names of Palestinians who want to sell land to Jews and hands them over to the PA Security Forces, fully aware of the bitter fate in store for them.
One of the activists taped Nawi’s bragging about how he turns in to the Palestinian security forces Arabs who plan to sell land to Jews, with full awareness of their fate after they are caught. “I hand them directly to the Palestinian security service,” Nawi boasts on the tape.
When asked what happens once Palestinian police lays its hands on the sellers, Nawi says, “It catches them, kills them.” He then added with a vicious smile, “First Zubur, then Gazanga.” Zubur is an Arabic word used in Hebrew to describe hazing—humiliation and physical torment. The Gazanga part is not a known word, but implies, in the context of the tape, the demise of the victim.
The leftist "human rights" organization B'Tselem is not too upset at the idea of an Israeli handing over Arabs to be tortured and executed. Instead, it attacked the report on their Hebrew Facebook page, even justifying the actions of the informers, saying that "this is the only legitimate channel for Palestinians" to protect their land from being sold to Jews "given the fact that the Israeli authorities refrain from protecting the Palestinian landowners in the takeover by settlers on their land." B'Tselem adds "Of course, B'Tselem is completely against torture and executions before or after legal proceedings, under any circumstances, whether it is done in the cellars of the Shabak or the Palestinian Authority." Yet it is more upset over legitimate, legal sales of land to Jews than it is over the fate for those who facilitate those sales.
UPDATE: More details from Haaretz:
The footage of Nawi was captured by a right-wing activist who reportedly became his close acquaintance. In the footage, Nawi, who is unaware of being recorded, is heard telling of four Palestinian landowners who contacted him, thinking he was also involved in the land trade.
"I give their photos and their phone numbers immediately to the [Palestinian] Preventive Security Force," Nawi says in the recording. "The Authority catches them and kills them. But before they kill them they beat them up."
In another recording, Nawi is heard telling about a Palestinian who "made deals with the settlers." The Palestinian, Nawi says, let the settlers till his uncles' lands in return for farming other lands. Nawi goes on to say that he handed the Palestinian's name over to the Palestinian security services, and that the Palestinian later "suffered a stroke."
The investigative report also shows Nawi and a Palestinian member of B'Tselem plotting to meet a Palestinian land broker with the alleged intent of turning him in to the Palestinian security services. In footage documenting the meeting with the land owner, Nawi says he is interested in buying lands near the settlements. Nawi collects documents from the land broker and tries to schedule another meeting, allegedly with the intent of notifying Palestinian agents and setting up an ambush.