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Man jailed for selling land to Israel

June 29, 2010 4:45 P.M. (Updated: June 30, 2010 11:53 A.M.)
Qalqiliya – Ma'an – The Palestinian Authority Court of First Instance on Tuesday sentenced a Palestinian man to 10 years imprisonment on charges of selling land to Israel.

The accused, identified only by the initials AF, 44, from Qalqiliya in the occupied West Bank, was convicted in accordance with the 1960 article 144 of the penal code number 6.

AF's original sentence was reduced from 15 years to 10 years with manual labor.

Selling land to Israeli settlers is considered collaboration with an enemy state under the law and in Palestinian society, which deems such transactions detrimental to Palestinian national aspirations.
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