Palestinian Sentenced to Life for Collaborating with Israel

Published July 8th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

A Palestinian court on Sunday sentenced a 21-year-old Palestinian man to life in prison with hard labor for collaborating with Israel, said reports.  

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 hit by an Israeli helicopter gunship on May 12, said AFP.  

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

"A traitor should be killed," they shouted. "This is unfair."  

During his trial, which started on Thursday, Jaber admitted being a collaborator with Israel but denied any direct links with the killing of Motassem Al Sabagh. 

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 – Albawaba.com 

 

 


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