Former PA intel officer ‘sentenced to death for selling home to a Jew’

Capital crime in what is to become Palestine: Former Palestinian Authority intelligence officer Muhammad Abu Shahala was sentenced to death for selling his home in Hebron to a Jew.

By Daily Mail Reporter


A former Palestinian intelligence officer has reportedly been sentenced to death after it was revealed he had sold his home to Jews.

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas - Photo Mark Israel Sellem

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas – Photo: Mark Israel Sellem

Muhammad Abu Shahala, who worked for the Palestinian Authority reportedly confessed under torture to selling his home in Hebron on the West Bank to a Jewish man.

Jewish officials are now calling for the international community to get involved to save Mr Abu Shahala’s life.

Under Palestinian law, the death sentence can be executed if approved by the president of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas.

In an open letter addressed to Ban Ki-moon, Hillary Clinton, Benjamin Netanyahu, and other high ranking officials, David Wilder and Noam Arnon, of the Jewish community in Hebron, compared the case to trials in Nazi-era Germany.

Nazi flag flying right near the mosque in the Palestinian town of Beit Omar. - Photo Tazpit News Agency

Nazi flag flying next to a mosque in the Palestinian town of Beit Omar outside of Hebron. – Photo from 20 May 2013 by Tazpit News Agency

The letter read: ‘According to various news agencies, Mr. Muhammad Abu Shahala, a former intelligence agent for the Palestinian Authority, has been sentenced to death, following a hurried trial.

‘His crime: selling property to Jews in Hebron. It is appalling to think that property sales should be defined as a “capital crime” punishable by death.

‘The very fact that such a ‘law’ exists within the framework of the PA legal system points to a barbaric and perverse type of justice, reminiscent of practices implemented during the dark ages.

‘It is incumbent upon the entire international community, which views Abu Mazen and the Palestinian Authority as a viable Middle East peace partner, to publicly reject such acts of legal murder, when the ‘crime’ is nothing more than property sales. What would be the reaction to a law in the United States, England, France, or Switzerland, forbidding property sales to Jews?

Actually, less than one hundred years ago, such acts were legislated and practiced, known as the  infamous ‘Nuremberg laws.’

‘On October 3, 1938 the Nazi Germany, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, implemented a  “Decree of the Confiscation of Jewish Property, regulating the transfer of assets from Jews to non-Jewish Germans.’

‘On December 11, 1938 another law was  passed:  ‘the regulation for the elimination of Jews from the Economic life of Germany.’  Among other sections was a clause forbidding Jews from offering merchandise for sale.

‘Is the Palestinian Authority a reincarnation of the Third Reich?’

According to columnist Caroline Glick, the law banning the sale of land or property to Jews has been in force for some time

She told the Weekly Standard: ‘The PA was established in May 1994. The first law it adopted defined selling land to Jews as a capital offense.

‘Shortly thereafter scores of Arab land sellers began turning up dead in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria in both judicial and extrajudicial killings.’


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A NOTE from Israel and Stuff:

Osama Hussein Mansour, a retired Palestinian security officer, was arrested by the Palestinian Authority in June 2012 on charges of collaborating with Israel and being involved in land transactions with Israelis. He died in July after falling from a window while being held in Palestinian custody, but it was unclear whether he fell or was pushed. His wife does not believe it was suicide, but rather that he was killed, and stated that she visited him a few days before and he was in good spirits and happy.