Armed Palestinians Kill Suspected Collaborator in West Bank

Published July 11th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Armed Palestinians killed a man suspected of collaborating with Israel in the West Bank city of Qalqilya on Wednesday, said Reuters.  

Palestinian Authority officials have said citizens should not take matters into their own hands, adding that suspected collaborators be dealt with in court.  

Palestine’s Attorney General Khaled Al Qidra said six suspects would stand trial next week.  

In the latest case, a Palestinian court in the West Bank city of Nablus on Sunday sentenced a 21-year-old Palestinian man to life in prison with hard labor for collaborating. 

A three-judge panel convicted Taher Walid Jaber of giving Israeli security officials information that helped them locate the car of a Palestinian intelligence officer, which was blown up by an Israeli helicopter gunship on May 12.  

Palestinians in the courtroom complained that the sentence was too light and shouted for the judges to sentence Jaber to death.  

Since the start of the Intifada, the Palestinians have arrested more than 150 people accused of giving information to Israel leading to the killing of Palestinian activists, according to AFP.  

In January, the Palestinian Authority executed two men accused of helping Israel carry out attacks, the first executions since the founding of the PA in 1994 –  






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