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  Tevet 3, 5773 , 16/12/12

PA Court Jails Residents for Planning Land Sale

A Palestinian Authority court has sentenced two residents of the Bethlehem region to 10 years in prison for planning to sell land to Jews, the PA’s Wafa news agency reports. The two were convicted of planning to sell land located within the Israeli community of Beitar Illit.

Selling land to Jews is illegal under PA law, which is based on the laws imposed by Jordan between 1949 and 1967.

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