Palestinian Authority forbids selling land to Jews

Thursday, April 02, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

In a declaration reminiscent of Nazi Germany, the chief justice of the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday issued a warning reminding Palestinians that selling land to Jews is "high treason."

In remarks carried by The Jerusalem Post, Sheikh Tayseer Rajab Tamimi said that any Palestinian who sells land to Jews will be given the death penalty.

The warning came in response to a report that Jewish businessmen had purchased a large tract of land on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem from its previous Arab owner.

The Palestinian Authority, despite being involved in a peace process with Israel, continues to enforce a decades-old Jordanian law that made it a capital crime to sell land to Jews.

Tamimi took that law a step further in his latest warning, forbidding Palestinians to even rent out property to Jews because they spread moral corruption.

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