A Palestinian man who allegedly sold property to Jewish buyers was reported dead on Sunday at a hospital in the de facto Palestinian capital of Ramallah.
The man, whose identity was not revealed, was arrested in 2012 on charges of conducting “illegal” business “with the enemy.” He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Palestinian Authority did not provide any details as the circumstances of his death, whether it occurred of natural causes, or was the result of physical harm.
Dozens of Palestinian Arabs have been kidnapped, murdered, arrested, jailed and otherwise punished over the years for selling property to Jews. Despite its peace treaties with Israel, the Palestinian Authority maintains laws prohibiting real estate transactions with Jews (not just Israelis), though it will hypocritically howl to the international community when Israeli Jews try to avoid selling property to Arabs.
Palestinian Muslim clerics have even gone so far as to issue fatwas against Arabs who sell to Jews, labeling them “traitors” and “infidels.”