‘Abbas ordered crackdown on Palestinians who sold property to Jews’


Arab-Israeli Conflict

By Khaled Abu Toameh November 22, 2018

The Palestinian Authority security forces are going after east Jerusalem residents suspected of selling properties to Israeli Jews, on “direct orders” from PA President Mahmoud Abbas, a Fatah spokesman revealed on Thursday.

An Israeli law passed in 1995 bans the PA from engaging in political, diplomatic, security or security-related activities within the area of Israel, including east Jerusalem. The PA, however, has repeatedly violated the law during the past two decades by holding political and security activities there.

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