Abbas regime sentences Palestinian man to death for helping Israel

Monday, January 26, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

A 28-year-old Palestinian man who was once a member of the Palestinian Authority's elite Presidential Guard has been sentenced to death for helping Israel in its war on terror.

The Jerusalem Post reports that the man was sentenced on Sunday in a Hebron court operating under the auspices of the regime of "moderate" Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.

The Palestinian Authority judges found the man guilty of collaboration with the "enemy" after he helped Israeli forces identify and hunt down wanted Palestinian terrorists.

It was the eighth death penalty for collaboration with Israel meted out by Palestinian courts over the past several months, though none of the executions have taken place yet.

Dr. Aaron Lerner of Independent Media Review & Analysis (IMRA) noted in his commentary that the story should serve as a warning to Israeli security officials to be careful about what intelligence they provide the Palestinian Authority.

While intelligence sharing is part of the joint war on terror stipulated in Israel's peace agreements with the Palestinian Authority, clearly the Abbas regime is using that information to track down those Palestinians who are actually abiding by the accords.

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