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Abu Mazen Orders Execution of Arabs Accused of Helping Israel
Arutz Sheva ^ | February 18, 2005 | Unknown

Posted on 02/18/2005 6:38:47 AM PST by Piranha

In one of his first policy decisions as head of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) has approved death sentences for three Arab men accused of helping Israel.

Gaza governor Sakher Bseso announced earlier this week that Abu Mazen had transferred several cases of people sentenced to death under Yasser Arafat’s regime to the mufti (arbiter of Islamic law) of Jerusalem, Sheikh Ikrima Sabri. Abu Mazen then signed the decisions, authorizing PA executioners to carry out the death sentences.

Shurat HaDin – The Israel Law Center condemned the decision, and though the identity of the three men was not released, speculated that the condemned men were most probably Yusef Hassan Sinwar, Muhammad Abu Kainas and his son, Rami Kainas.

Sinwar, 31, was sentenced to hanging by a PA military tribunal in October 2004, after an hour long "trial." He was convicted of assisting the IDF in capturing fugitive terrorists.

Abu Kainas and his son were similarly convicted in a Gaza military court of charges that they tipped off the IDF to the whereabouts of Hamas chief Abdel-Aziz Rantisi in June 2003, even though it lead to a failed assassination attempt, and that they also gave away the location of Ra'fat Za'anin, a Hamas leader the IDF successfully killed in 2003. The father and son were displayed to journalists in September 2004 at a police station in Gaza operated by Mohammed Dahlan's PA forces.

Another PA prisoner, Walid Hamdiya, has been on death row since 1995. In October 2002, he was sentenced to death by firing squad. Hamdiya's sentence, however, has not yet been carried out. Several other accused Israeli agents being held in PA prisons are facing capital charges although they have not been "convicted" as of yet.

"At a time when Israel is recklessly preparing to release hundreds of dangerous Palestinian terrorists from its jails as a goodwill gesture to Abbas," stated Shurat HaDin Director Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, "The Palestinians are reciprocating by carrying out the executions of suspected Israeli agents. Israel must immediately abandon the planned terrorist release and takes steps to stop the death sentences from being implemented."

In August 2002, Shurat HaDin petitioned the Palestinian Authority's Minister of Justice for permission to appear in the Gaza security court to defend another accused Israeli agent, Akram Mohammed al-Zatma, who was charged by the Palestinian preventive security forces with assisting Israeli military forces in their targeted killing of Hamas and Fatah leaders. The PA rejected its request.

In December 2000, Shurat HaDin filed a similar petition with former Justice Minister Freih Abu Meddein on behalf of another accused Palestinian collaborator, Alan Bani-Odeh. Again, the Shurat HaDin request was denied by Abu Meddein. The next day, a Palestinian security court sentenced Bani-Odeh to death in the course of a ten minute "trial" during which masked Hamas gunmen roamed the court room. Shortly afterwards Bani-Odeh was brought to the public square in Shechem (Nablus) and executed by a PA firing squad.

Even a PA human rights groups joined the condemnation of Abu Mazen. Bassam Eid, director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG), said that Abbas' decision to refer the cases to Sabri doesn't bode well for PA democracy. “On the one hand, Abbas talks publicly about democracy, human rights and pluralism; but on the other hand, he transfers the names of 51 Palestinians to the mufti, which is against international rules and human rights,” Eid said. “I see it like the other side of the same coin that was Arafat.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: deathsentence; hypocracy; johnkerry; kenyanbornmuzzie; lurch; onestatesolution; palestinianarabs
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I just can't believe that Prime Minister Sharon wants to turn over the Gaza Strip to these people.
1 posted on 02/18/2005 6:38:48 AM PST by Piranha
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To: Salem; SJackson; Alouette; IAF ThunderPilot; sheik yerbouty

Ping!


2 posted on 02/18/2005 6:43:16 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (tired of all the shucking and jiving)
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To: Piranha
It's the same death-wish that makes otherwise right-thinking conservatives support huge government bureaucracies, liberalized immigration, and free trade (i.e., global division of labor).

It's a pseudo-conservative strain of the mental disorder known more commonly as "liberalism." It goes by the name "neo-conservatism". Apparently, Sharon has caught it from Dubya.

3 posted on 02/18/2005 6:46:03 AM PST by Publius Maximus (Compassionate Conservatism: Profligate Liberal Spending With A Conservative Rhetorical Twist)
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To: Piranha; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...

WHAT?!?!?


4 posted on 02/18/2005 6:46:50 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Piranha
Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.


5 posted on 02/18/2005 6:46:58 AM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
6 posted on 02/18/2005 6:48:03 AM PST by SJackson ( Bush is as free as a bird, He is only accountable to history and God, Ra'anan Gissin)
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To: Piranha
"I just can't believe that Prime Minister Sharon wants to turn over the Gaza Strip to these people."

He should hold them in exchange, and turn them all over dead if something becomes of the three Arabs.

7 posted on 02/18/2005 6:48:21 AM PST by elfman2
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To: Piranha

What is Israel going to do with Gaza? It's full of angry Arabs, almost no Jews.


8 posted on 02/18/2005 6:49:04 AM PST by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: Publius Maximus

"It's a pseudo-conservative strain of the mental disorder known more commonly as "liberalism." It goes by the name "neo-conservatism". Apparently, Sharon has caught it from Dubya."

Eh?


9 posted on 02/18/2005 6:49:30 AM PST by adam_az (UN out of the US! - http://www.moveamericaforward.org/?Page=Petition)
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To: July 4th

10 posted on 02/18/2005 6:50:16 AM PST by jdm (Stockhausen, Kagel, Xenakis -- world capitals or avant-garde composers?)
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Ping!


11 posted on 02/18/2005 6:51:33 AM PST by SheLion (The America we once knew and loved is gone.)
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To: OXENinFLA
WHAT?!?!?

Does this surprise you? Remember, Abbas/Abu-Mazen is the guy who funded the '72 Munich Olympic Games massacre. He's a terrorist to the core.

12 posted on 02/18/2005 6:52:05 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Piranha
In one of his first policy decisions as head of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) has approved death sentences for three Arab men accused of helping Israel.

What a peaceful gesture by the new PA bossman. [/sarc]

13 posted on 02/18/2005 6:52:24 AM PST by OB1kNOb ("I want live. I want to give. I've been a miner for a heart of gold.")
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To: jdm

The single. Even better.


14 posted on 02/18/2005 6:53:30 AM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
No, actually this doesn't surprise me.

I guess Abu Mazen just got tired of these "trials" getting carried out in the middle of the street and he couldn't take credit for them.
15 posted on 02/18/2005 6:57:28 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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Give peace a chance.

FRmail me to be added or removed from this Judaic/pro-Israel ping list.

WARNING: This is a high volume ping list

16 posted on 02/18/2005 6:57:36 AM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: claudiustg

If Israel won't stay in Gaza, then they better completely wall off that area.

Allow one or two tightly screened checkpoints for Arabs to pass thru for work or commerce only.

The problem is that it won't stop the Arabs from launching Qassam rocket attacks on nearby Israeli setlements.


17 posted on 02/18/2005 6:58:24 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Piranha
At a time when Israel is recklessly preparing to release hundreds of dangerous Palestinian terrorists from its jails as a goodwill gesture to Abbas," stated Shurat HaDin Director Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, "The Palestinians are reciprocating by carrying out the executions of suspected Israeli agents. Israel must immediately abandon the planned terrorist release and takes steps to stop the death sentences from being implemented."

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Israel hasn't much to bargain with-but she has an opportunity here to save three lives and perhaps more in the future by suspending the release of these prisoners.

18 posted on 02/18/2005 7:03:08 AM PST by trisham (proudly jackbooted and pajama clad!)
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To: Chris_GT

No complaint from me. If they see it as treason, what can you really say? Every nation executes traitors.


20 posted on 02/18/2005 7:19:36 AM PST by Alex Marko
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To: Chris_GT
Isnt treason over here punishable by death aswell? So why is everyone complaining?

Do you know that Israel has agreed to release from jail into the hands of the Palestinian Authority some 500 terrorists? There is discussion about another 400, but the issue is whether Israel should free terrorists with "blood on their hands" (i.e., unlike the first 500, these terrorists actually wounded or killed one or more people).

Of the 500, Abbas already has said that he will integrate 350 of them into his Palestinian Authority security force.

21 posted on 02/18/2005 7:21:00 AM PST by Piranha
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To: Alex Marko

Not Israel. See my post 21. Israel releases them so that they can terrorize and kill again.


22 posted on 02/18/2005 7:22:15 AM PST by Piranha
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To: Piranha

Nothing screwms fairness to me like a one hour capital crime trial.


24 posted on 02/18/2005 7:26:11 AM PST by Sthitch
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To: Chris_GT

Yep!


25 posted on 02/18/2005 7:27:49 AM PST by Atlantic Bridge (Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.)
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To: Chris_GT

Yep!


26 posted on 02/18/2005 7:28:00 AM PST by Atlantic Bridge (Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.)
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To: Chris_GT

Why is it a different issue though?

Israel captures terrorists who shoot at cars. It imprisons them. Then, in an attempt to change the atmosphere, it frees them as long as their gunshots cracked the windshield or blew out the tires but didn't hurt the driver or passengers.

After all of this has been negotiated. the Palestinian Authority announces that the Prime Minister himself has condemned three people accused of working with Israel to stop the terror -- which the Palestinian Authority agreed to do as the first step of the so-called Road Map to peace!

I think that they are exactly two sides of the same coin. Unfortunately, for Israel the coin is "heads I win, tails you lose."


27 posted on 02/18/2005 7:28:54 AM PST by Piranha
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To: Chris_GT

Why is it a different issue though?

Israel captures terrorists who shoot at cars. It imprisons them. Then, in an attempt to change the atmosphere, it frees them as long as their gunshots cracked the windshield or blew out the tires but didn't hurt the driver or passengers.

After all of this has been negotiated. the Palestinian Authority announces that the Prime Minister himself has condemned three people accused of working with Israel to stop the terror -- which the Palestinian Authority agreed to do as the first step of the so-called Road Map to peace!

I think that they are exactly two sides of the same coin. Unfortunately, for Israel the coin is "heads I win, tails you lose."


28 posted on 02/18/2005 7:28:55 AM PST by Piranha
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To: Piranha
Didn't I read that the new head of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen)was the mastermind behind the terrorist attack on the Isreali athletes at the Munich Olympic? ..and more!
29 posted on 02/18/2005 7:29:03 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

I don't know about the "and more" part, but he is thought to have been the mastermind and financial backer (by authorizing payments) for the Munich Olympics massacre. He was awarded his Ph.D. for Holocaust denial, and he was one of the Palestinian arabs living in Tunisia who moved to Israel with Arafat at the beginning of the Oslo process in 1993-1994.


30 posted on 02/18/2005 7:32:25 AM PST by Piranha
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To: Piranha
I just can't believe that Prime Minister Sharon wants to turn over the Gaza Strip to these people.
31 posted on 02/18/2005 7:36:49 AM PST by Dave S
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To: OB1kNOb
What a peaceful gesture by the new PA bossman

Excuse me but what does executing Palestians have to do with peace? It's an internal matter. No Israelis involved. Dont you think Israel has the right to justice within its own borders. Some people, perhaps you, are just looking for an excuse to kill every arab on the face of the earth.

32 posted on 02/18/2005 7:39:47 AM PST by Dave S
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To: Piranha
Israel captures terrorists who shoot at cars. It imprisons them. Then, in an attempt to change the atmosphere, it frees them as long as their gunshots cracked the windshield or blew out the tires but didn't hurt the driver or passengers. After all of this has been negotiated. the Palestinian Authority announces that the Prime Minister himself has condemned three people accused of working with Israel to stop the terror -- which the Palestinian Authority agreed to do as the first step of the so-called Road Map to peace!

There is a difference. The people that Israel is releasing are Palestinians, not Israelis. The ones that the PA is going to execute are Palestinians. They are not Israelis. You would have a case if they in fact were Israeli citizens planted as spies but no they are traitors. And just like that American Jew who betrayed the US to the Israelis (and the Russians) they should at the least remain imprisoned for life.

33 posted on 02/18/2005 7:45:37 AM PST by Dave S
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To: Piranha

Looks like I was right when I said "Meet the new Abbas, same as the old Abbas".


34 posted on 02/18/2005 7:48:03 AM PST by thoughtomator (If Islam is a religion, so is Liberal!)
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To: OXENinFLA

Further proof the PLO does NOT want peace.


35 posted on 02/18/2005 7:48:32 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Piranha

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.


36 posted on 02/18/2005 7:50:15 AM PST by nina0113
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To: Dave S

The Palestinian Authority is an "Authority". It is not a state. I don't know whose passports its residents (I can't say "citizens" travel under, but I don't believe it is the Palestinian Authority's. Israel, as you may know, has administered the land on which these people lived from 1967 through some time in the 1990s. It is natural for them to have had relations with Israel and Israelis, since Israel made the laws and enforced them before the Oslo accord of 1993.

Don't you find it odd that one of the first laws enacted by this non-state "authority" is the death penalty for people accused (I'm not going to comment on the likely due process received by these people at "trial") of working with the very party that the PA supposedly is trying to negotiate peace with?

Even if the PA were a country, it does not make sense to do what they are doing. Let's say that North Korea and South Korea were trying to make peace. South Korea released North Koreans who had snuck into the country in order to blow up railway stations, power plants, etc., and make mayhem among citizens of Seoul. After the first stage of this release, North Korea announced that it was going to execute three North Koreans it had accused of working with South Korea to identify the terrorists. Wouldn't that make your blood boil?


37 posted on 02/18/2005 7:53:32 AM PST by Piranha
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To: Piranha
Gee, where is the U.N. and international human rights people to denounce this? The Arabs themselves bitch and moan that terrorists captured by America are not getting due process. Calling for broad-based executions sure doesn't sound like due process to me.

This just goes to show that the world condones Arabs killing themselves and everybody else but America is evil if it harms one little hair on one little head of these rabid psychopath islamics.

38 posted on 02/18/2005 7:57:47 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Please leave a message after the burp....)
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To: Dave S

Take your logic to its fulsome conclusion, Dave. By executing these people, Abu Mazen and the PA are acknowledging that they are at WAR with Israel -- for only in War do you execute those who secretly help other countries, for only in War can those countries be you enemies.


39 posted on 02/18/2005 8:08:22 AM PST by bvw
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To: Dave S
Pollard should be deported to Israel and the Rosenbergs should never have been executed. Russia was not our enemy --offically, officially they had been our ally.

Yet by executing the Rosenbergs, we clearly indicated that we were then at War with the Soviets. That execution was unConstitutional without a more formal declaration of War or enemy status accorded to the Soviets.

40 posted on 02/18/2005 8:12:31 AM PST by bvw
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To: MplsSteve
If Israel won't stay in Gaza, then they better completely wall off that area....Allow one or two tightly screened checkpoints for Arabs to pass thru for work or commerce only....The problem is that it won't stop the Arabs from launching Qassam rocket attacks on nearby Israeli setlements.

Already walled off, which is why there hasn't been a successful suicide attack launched from Gaza into Israel, forcing them to use mortars. IMO, there's no reason to keep the checkpoints open either, as long as they're under attack.

41 posted on 02/18/2005 8:14:41 AM PST by SJackson ( Bush is as free as a bird, He is only accountable to history and God, Ra'anan Gissin)
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To: Chris_GT
Isnt treason over here punishable by death aswell?

Is it treason for a Palestinian to cooperate with the Israelis?

So Abu Mazen should set an example and shoot himself first, since he promised to cooperate with the Israelis in the "peace process."

42 posted on 02/18/2005 8:16:20 AM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: Piranha
I don't know whose passports its residents (I can't say "citizens" travel under, but I don't believe it is the Palestinian Authority's.

Lot's of them carry Jordanian passports. The Palestinian Authority has issued passports since 1995. They're recognized by most countries, including the US.

Don't you find it odd that one of the first laws enacted by this non-state "authority" is the death penalty for people accused (I'm not going to comment on the likely due process received by these people at "trial") of working with the very party that the PA supposedly is trying to negotiate peace with?

It's even odder that they're being executed for the very job, combating terrorists, which the PA is obligated but thus far refuses to undertake.

43 posted on 02/18/2005 8:21:21 AM PST by SJackson ( Bush is as free as a bird, He is only accountable to history and God, Ra'anan Gissin)
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To: SheLion

Thanks for the ping!


45 posted on 02/18/2005 8:52:33 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Chris_GT

Chris, I think that if you look at FR posts over the years, you'll find that moral relativism generally is not accepted as a winning argument.

What you are saying is no different than "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter," as Colin Powell put it. You're saying that one man's anti-terrorism is another man's hanging offense.

Unfortunately, your treason argument doesn't wash here, because the PA itself, by accepting the Road Map, agreed to act to halt terror. These individuals, from what I can gather from the article, were doing just that; they were helping the Israelis stop terrorist attacks, which the PA was refusing to do.

If the PA wants to have a death penalty, it should be used against those who plot to, attempt to and actually do kill innocent civilians, and not those who are trying to stamp out these terrorist activities.


46 posted on 02/18/2005 8:55:41 AM PST by Piranha
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To: Alamo-Girl
Thanks for the ping!

You bet!

47 posted on 02/18/2005 8:58:01 AM PST by SheLion (The America we once knew and loved is gone.)
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To: bvw
for only in War do you execute those who secretly help other countries, for only in War can those countries be you enemies.

Guess we must have been in a true war with the Russians then in the 50's when the Goldbergs were executed for giving away the H-bomb.

48 posted on 02/18/2005 10:25:42 AM PST by Dave S
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Pollard should be deported to Israel

Pollard should have gotten the Rosenberg treatment. He will only leave Federal prison in a body bag with a toe tag.

49 posted on 02/18/2005 10:28:12 AM PST by Dave S
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To: claudiustg
What is Israel going to do with Gaza? It's full of angry Arabs, almost no Jews.

Using your retarded thinking then What are Jews doing in the Middle East to begin with it is full of angry Muslims?

If Jews cant live in Gaza then they cant live in Israel.

50 posted on 02/18/2005 12:38:43 PM PST by M 91 u2 K (Kahane was Right!)
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