Sale of Palestinian land to Israelis is punishable by death, such a decision handed down last Sunday, a Palestinian court.
According to the Palestinian Authority, this measure is necessary to ensure a future state.
Judge Taet Al-Thuile, according to a Palestinian news agency Maan, ruled that the sale or attempted sale of land to a foreign country is a crime, which can be punishable by death.
In a statement issued in connection with this decision, Attorney General of PA notes that the move constitutes a "consolidation of previous legal principles," adding that "the decree is intended to protect the Palestinian national project to establish an independent Palestinian state."
Last year, the tribunal sentenced a Palestinian man to death by hanging for the sale of land to an Israeli company. The then Attorney-Issa Amer said that the defendant sold the land, which he did not belong with the help of forged documents. The controversial plot of land situated in the village of Beit Ummar.
Sale of land considered to be a betrayal of the Palestinians because of the long-standing dispute with the Israelis, but the ruling is unlikely to be fulfilled. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is usually veto on the execution of the death penalty.
Several other Palestinians also sentenced to death, they are suspected of transferring sensitive information to Israel.