“PA’s religious council issued fatwa that Palestinians selling property to non-Muslims considered act of “high treason,” and “a great betrayal of religion, the homeland, and morals”

Palestinian Authority Sentences U.S. Citizen to Life in Prison for Selling Jerusalem Apartment to Jews
by Patrick Poole
December 31, 2018

A Palestinian Authority (PA) court in Ramallah has sentenced a U.S. citizen to life in prison with hard labor today for the crime of selling property to Jews, a capital offense in the PA. Issam Akel, 53, a U.S. citizen and a holder of an Israeli national identity card, was abducted by PA intelligence on October 11 in Ramallah. According to Reuters, the PA court’s media office said Akel was convicted of “attempting to sever parts of Palestinian land and annex it to a foreign state,” namely Israel. READ MORE

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