Oct. 12, 2018
- PA Edict: Selling Property to Israelis Is “High Treason” – Khaled Abu Toameh
For the second time this year, the Palestinian Islamic religious authorities in Jerusalem on Thursday reaffirmed a ban on selling property to Israelis, and warned that any Palestinian involved in such transactions would be accused of “high treason.” This followed news that Jews had purchased a house in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City.
The Palestinian Fatwa Supreme Council issued a statement reminding Palestinians that “the land of Palestine was an inalienable religious endowment [waqf] that can’t be sold” to non-Muslims. Any Palestinian who is found “in collusion of this crime would be conspiring against the land, the cause and the Palestinian people, and will be seen as someone who has sold himself to the devil.” (Jerusalem Post)