The message: transfers of land shall occur on a one-way street, and only in the direction that makes Israel smaller. See also: the “land for peace” scheme. “Palestinians selling land to Israelis face automatic death penalty, court rules,” from the Canadian Press, September 20 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A Palestinian court has ruled that anyone selling land to Israelis will automatically face the death penalty.
The ruling came in response to an appeal from Palestinian public prosecutor Ahmed al-Mughani. The current law says courts can choose life in prison or death.
Demanding more death:
Al-Mughani told the AP on Monday that the law isn’t tough enough. In practice, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has not approved executions since coming to power in 2004.
In the past there have been vigilante killings of Palestinians suspected of selling land.
Land sales are deeply sensitive among Palestinians. Many Palestinians sold land to Jews in the beginning of Zionist immigration in the late 1800s.
Some continue to sell their properties to Jewish settlers.