American-Palestinian Reportedly Gets Life Sentence for 'Selling Land to a Jew'
By Greg Norman
December 31, 2018
An American-Palestinian dual national reportedly was sentenced Monday to life in prison with "hard labor" for trying to sell land to Israelis — extending an incarceration that has already drawn the ire of the U.S. ambassador.
A Palestinian court convicted Issam Akel, who has been held since Oct. 10, of "attempting to sever parts of Palestinian land and annex it to a foreign state," Reuters reported, citing a judiciary spokesperson.
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