Palestinian Authority Sentences U.S. National to Life in Prison for Trying to Sell Land to Jews

Issam Akel convicted over 'an attempt to to transfer Palestinian lands to a foreign country' ■ His arrest and indictment signify a worsening in tensions between Israel and Palestinians over issue of land plots' sale

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A high court in Ramallah sentenced a Palestinian-American resident of East Jerusalem to life in prison and forced physical labor on Monday after he was convicted of attempting to sell land plots to Jews.