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July 16, 2012 1:02 pm

PA Official Suspected Of Selling Land To Jews Falls To His Death

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According to the Associated Press, a senior PA official has been pronounced dead after falling from a third floor kitchen window in a Palestinian security compound in the West Bank, where he was being interrogated. Although the PA and security video footage confirm that Osama Akel Hassan Mansour had jumped, members of Mansour’s family including his wife told Ma’an News agency that they believe he was killed.

Mansour was a special investigator who supposedly tracked Palestinians’ selling of land to Israelis, which is considered a crime to the PA. According to Abdel Latif al-Aidi, an official involved in the investigation of the death, Mansour was arrested on “corruption” charges about three weeks ago, and suspicion that Mansour himself may have sold land to Israelis.

After showering in the compound, Mansour, who was not handcuffed or accompanied by a guard, said that he was thirsty and went to  the kitchen for a glass of water.

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“He went to the kitchen, opened the window and jumped,” al-Aidi reported, adding that a security camera captured the footage, and the video capturing the fall would be released to the public.

Palestinians convicted of selling land to Israelis face the death penalty from the PA judiciary.

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  • A REAL American

    The question for everyone is WHY IS IT ILLEGAL TO SELL LAND TO JEWS?? Why is such a crime punishable by DEATH?

    This is a RACIST palestinian/arab APARTHEID policy and this reveals an OBNOXIOUS double-standard in the Western World.

    It is sad that this man was forced to jump–either by the accusation of impiety or by someone’s hand, but this man was part of the system that enforced these RACIST palestinian/arab APARTHEID policies.

    The Western governments should withhold the BILLIONS of dollars in monetary contributions made to the palestinians (and embezzled by their corrupt and un-elected leadership) until they repeal these RACIST palestinian/arab APARTHEID laws.

  • Mansour’s job was to track land that was being sold to Israeli’s so how could he possibly be accused of doing what he was policing people not to do.anybody that has known Mansour knows he is a patriot and a brave and decent man.Money embazzlement on the basis of what??if the man was living a very humble life??do people usualy jump to their death with their backs facing the window???do people jumping to their death jump soo quickly or do they hesitate and dtand by the edge??he was detained for 25 days and chose to end his life on the day of the trial,why??why didnt he chose to end his life during those 25 days???does a person take a shower and smoke a cig before they end their life??did he wear a suit before he jumped also???pls PA answer me I am not an ignorant u can feed ur lies to ignorent arabs but the middle east also contains people with brains and intellect who will not buy into such stories…

  • Elodie

    Osama was involved in tracking land that was sold to Israeli’s so how could they possibly accuse of doing the thing that he was policing people not to do and since when does a person jump to his death while his back is facing the window and since when do people jump quickly to their own death dont they all usualy stand by the edge and hesitate??furthermore,he was held for 25 days under their custody why would he chose to end his life at the day of the trial while he could have dont it during those 25 days??? the fact is they the murderers ended his life in order to prevent the truth from being shed to the public on that trial.Is it logical that a person shave and takes a shower and smoke a cigaret before comitting suicide,did he wear a suit as well???

  • LILO

    Why haven’t they released the video yet ? It’s been 2 days they r trying to change the video to make it look like he jumped . But we all know the truth , officials in the Palestinian authority are corrupt and are liars . This is cold blooded murder and Abel Latif al aidi knows it very well . But it seems he’s been bribed to say that Osama jumped.

  • LILO

    He was killed and now he is being framed by the Palestinian government or some very strange and suspicious reason , he probably found out the names of the big officials who were corrupt and embezzled and sold land to the Jews . This man s grandfather was a hero and he was following in his footsteps . Osama was a patriot and fought for his country . He worked on saving the innocent and returning the stolen lands to Palestine . Justice will be served because god is great , Osama Akel mansour died a hero and a martyr . The people who killed him will live to die everyday . His name will forever be engraved in our hearts and minds , patience our angel we will avenge your death and your innocence will be proven .

  • The fall was quick. He knew what the PA torturers would do to him before they let him die. Since he was one of them, he was under no illusion that they would treat him with anything but savagery and contempt.