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Abbas Wreaks Vengeance on Arabs Selling Land to Jews

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Palestinian Authority unity government chairman Mahmoud Abbas has increased the severity of punishment for Arabs who decide to lease or sell their land to Jews.

Abbas issued the order – aimed at PA Arabs who make real estate deals with “hostile countries” and their citizens – on Monday.

The move followed an announcement by the Ateret Cohanim organization that publicized the acquisition of two buildings in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Shiloach, known also as Silwan, by a private Jewish entity. Nine Jewish families and rabbinic students moved into the two buildings.

Four years ago, a Palestinian Authority court reaffirmed that the sale of land by PA Arab to an Israeli is a capital offense that carries the death sentence.

In Monday’s order, Abbas amended the PA penal code to add a punishment of “hard labor” in addition to life imprisonment for any PA Arab who sells, rents, or otherwise serves as a mediator in a real estate transaction with “hostile nations” and their citizens.

White Supremacist Executed for 1977 Synagogue Killing

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

A white supremacist was executed in Missouri for killing a man at a St. Louis-area synagogue 25 years ago. The execution had been stayed Tuesday evening by two district court judges due to concerns over the drug used for the execution.

The U.S. Supreme Court early Wednesday morning upheld the death sentence and the use of the drug, leading to the execution.

Joseph Paul Franklin, 63, was executed early Wednesday morning for the sniper shooting of Gerald Gordon, who was killed outside of the Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel synagogue in October 1977 as he left a bar mitzvah. Franklin also was convicted of seven other murders throughout the United States and claimed credit for 20 deaths between the years of 1977 and 1980.

The Missouri conviction is the only one that carried a death sentence, according to The Associated Press.

Franklin also bombed a synagogue in Chattanooga, Tenn., in July 1977.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/white-supremacist-executed-for-1977-synagogue-killing/2013/11/20/

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