Former Palestinian intelligence official Muhammad Abu Shahala has reportedly been sentenced to death by the Palestinian Authority for selling a Hebron home to Jews. In response, Jewish officials from the community in Hebron are calling for international officials now to get involved—in order to save Abu Shahala’s life.
“According to various news agencies, Mr. Muhammad Abu Shahala, a former intelligence agent for the Palestinian Authority, has been sentenced to death, following a hurried trial. His crime: selling property to Jews in Hebron,” David Wilder and Noam Arnon, of the Jewish community in Hebron, write in a letter addressed to Ban Ki-moon, Hillary Clinton, Benjamin Netanyahu, and other high ranking officials.
Surely you’ve got to be kidding me. This would be the equivalent of selling your home to Hindus in Montana and being sentenced to the firing squad for it. Even in the religion of Islam I don’t know that trading in real estate warrants a death sentence. Could this be any more barbaric? The guy was trying to make a buck on his home and now he may forfeit his life because the people he sold it to were of the wrong religion. Peaceful religion my butt.