Palestinian law states that one who attempts to sell land to Jews will be sentenced to 5 years of hard labor, with a successful attempt warranting a life sentence with hard labor

Palestinian law states that one who attempts to sell land to Jews will be sentenced to 5 years of hard labor, with a successful attempt warranting a life sentence with hard labor

“Decision Number 20 of 2014 Regarding an Amendment of Penal Code Number 16 of 1960 and its Amendments


Clause 1:

The wording of clause 114 of Penal Code Number 16 of 1960 and its amendments will be canceled and replaced with the following wording:
1. Any Palestinian who has attempted through actions, speeches, publications, or another way to cut off part of the Palestinian territories in order to annex it to a foreign state or to bestow [said state] with a right or permit to it, or who has attempted to sell or lease part of the Palestinian territories to an enemy state or to one of its citizens or subjects – will be sentenced to five years of hard labor.
2. The one who commits this will be sentenced with a life sentence with hard labor if his actions described above bore results (i.e., the attempt succeeded).


Published in Ramallah on Oct. 20, 2014


Mahmoud Abbas
[PA] President of the State of Palestine
Chairman of the PLO Executive Committee”


Click here to read the full article on its original website.