And possibly executed — in accord with the statement of the chief Islamic cleric of the Palestinian Authority. A But-They-Really-Want-Peace Update: “Palestinian land dealer to be tried for treason,” by Ali Waked in Ynet, April 22 (thanks to Pamela):
A special Palestinian tribunal on Tuesday discussed for the first time the sale of lands to Jews by Palestinians, which has made waves in the West since it was first reported by Ynet.
The first person put on trial was a Hebron resident suspected of selling lands to Israelis. The prosecution demanded that he be convicted of treason….
Sources in the Palestinian Authority said that if the man were to be convicted of treason, he would most likely be sentenced to death.
Ynet reported recently that many Palestinians suspected of selling lands to Jews — including Israeli Arabs living in east Jerusalem — were released following Israeli pressure, and that the investigations against them were closed.
Following the report, members of the Fatah faction in the Jewish area began looking for the person who issued the order to end the investigation against those suspect. At the same time, the Palestinians are conducting a media and political war aimed at preventing Israeli associations from purchasing lands and houses in Jerusalem….
Fatah. You know, the “moderates.”