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A Palestinian Court has ruled that people who sell land to Israelis face either the death penalty or life in prison:

A Palestinian court has ruled that anyone selling land to Israelis will automatically face the death penalty.  The ruling came in response to an appeal from Palestinian public prosecutor Ahmed al-Mughani. The current law says courts can choose life in prison or death

The ruling came in response to an appeal from Palestinian public prosecutor Ahmed al-Mughani. The current law says courts can choose life in prison or death.

Al-Mughani told the AP on Monday that the law isn't tough enough. In practice, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has not approved executions since coming to power in 2004..

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The enactment of this law by the Palestinians qualifies them for a seat on the Human Rights Commission at the United Nations.

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