The left loves to defend death row inmates. We’ll see if they come to the aid of a Palestinian man who is facing the death penalty for… selling land to a Jew.
Jewish officials in the West Bank city of Hebron are appealing to the international community to intervene on behalf of a Palestinian who has been sentenced to death by the Palestinian Authority (PA) for selling property to a Jew.
The accused, Muhammad Abu Shahala, is a former PA intelligence agent who was convicted following a rushed trial using a confession obtained through torture. Shahala cannot be executed, however, without express authorization from PA President Mahmoud Abbas (aka Abu Mazen).
“It is appalling to think that property sales should be defined as a ‘capital crime’ punishable by death,” wrote Hebron community leaders David Wilder and Noam Arnon in their open letter to government officials on behalf of Shahala. “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.”
The letter was addressed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and other high-ranking international officials.
So if you steal property from a Jew, you’re rewarded. If you purchase it from him legally, you’re guilty of a capital crime.
Welcome to the Middle East.