Monday, December 31, 2018

American sentenced to life in prison for selling ‘West Bank’ land to Jews

This is what an apartheid state looks like:

A Palestinian-American has been arrested and sentenced to life in prison with "hard labor" for  selling land to Jews.  Issam Akel, a resident of east Jerusalem, was arrested by Palestinian Authority security forces in October 2018.  A Palestinian court convicted Akel of “attempting to sever parts of Palestinian land and annex it to a foreign state.”   Under Palestinian law, potential sellers must get the Palestinian Authority to sign off on land sales.

Issam Akel is particularly lucky.  Selling land to a Jew is considered a capital offense, subject to the death penalty.

The US Ambassador has called for Akel's release.

From the Times of Israel:

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has tweeted

“The Pal Authority has been holding US citizen Isaam Akel in prison for ~2 months,” Friedman tweeted on November 28. “His suspected ‘crime’? Selling land to a Jew. Akel’s incarceration is antithetical to the values of the US & to all who advocate the cause of peaceful coexistence. We demand his immediate release.”

1 comment:

Empress Trudy said...

It will make the progressives heads explode. An American, who's Arab but who has an Israeli ID card but is 'palestinian' is sentenced, effectively to death by the PLO. Someone should ask all those newly minted Muslim members of Congress what should be be done to save this poor poor 'palestinian'