Palestinian Sentenced To Die For Treason,Selling Land To Israelis
A Palestinian court in the Tuesday sentenced a man to death by hanging for treason and for selling land in the West Bank to Israelis. Anwat Breghit, 59, was found guilty of selling property belonging to his village of Beit Omar near Hebron to Israelis from the nearby Jewish settlement of Karmei Tzur.
The sentence still requires the approval of president Mahmud Abbas to be carried out.
Dozens of Palestinians have been sentenced to death since 2000 over charges of collaboration with the Israeli authorities. Only two death sentences have been carried out, but many others were summarily executed over similar suspicions.