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January 16, 2014 12:02 pm

Under Palestinian Law, Abbas is Subject to Death Penalty if He Signs Peace Deal With Israel

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Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal (L) and PA President Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: Jewish Policy Center.

I’ve discussed how central the bogus “right of return” is to Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Arab leadership, and how the West ignores this fact. Mahmoud Abbas and the entire Palestinian Arab leadership (not to mention their friends in the anti-Israel community) have turned this fake “right” into a key component of their demands for any “peace” agreement – and have elevated this demand to damn thousands of Syrians to death.

Palestinian Arabs make no secret that the purpose of this “right” is to destroy the Jewish state demographically, and this is exactly why they refuse to recognize that Israel is in fact the Jewish state. The end game is to create three or four Palestinian states – in Jordan, which is majority Palestinian; in the West Bank; possibly in Gaza; and (of course) in Israel.

It turns out that Abbas signed a law in 2008 to enshrine this “right” to destroy Israel in PA law. Not only that, but this law ensures that any agreement that modifies this “right” is null and void, and high treason.

Under PLO law, if Mahmoud Abbas signs a peace treaty with Israel that doesn’t pave the way for the destruction of Israel, he is guilty of high treason and is subject to the death penalty.

Western diplomats who think that there is a possibility of peace with the PLO must read this.

Here is the bulk of the law:

The law of the right of return for Palestinian refugees No. (1) for the year 2008

The right of return for Palestinian refugees to their homes and property and compensation for their suffering is a sacred and inalienable right that cannot compromised or exchanged; it is beyond the scope of jurisprudence or interpretation or referendum.

The right of return is the natural individual and collective civil and political right that moves from parents to children and does not disappear over time, by the signing of any agreement, and it may not be disposed of or waived in any way.

The Zionist occupation bears full responsibility for the political, legal and humanitarian and moral suffering of the Palestinian people and the non-recognition of the right to self-determination. Britain bears historical responsibility for the suffering of the Palestinian people. The international community bears full responsibility to lift and remove the suffering of the Palestinian people.

The Palestinians have the right to sue the Zionist occupation for their suffering caused to the Palestinian people and their demands for compensation for damage to their emotional or material damage.

Resettlement of Palestinian refugees may not be a substitute for the right of return.

Anyone who violates the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of the crime of high treason against him and subject to all criminal and civil penalties prescribed for this crime.

Anything that is contrary to the provisions of this law is canceled, null and void and any legislation or agreement that detracts from the right of return violates the provisions of this law.

Issued on: 01/08/2008 AD

Mahmoud Abbas

Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization
President of the Palestinian National Authority

Is that clear enough?

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  • Yale

    This law confirms that the “Right of Return” is how the Palestinian leadership avoids acknowledging that its decision to reject the establishment of Israel is responsible for “P”alestinian suffering since 1949.

  • David Most

    Secretary Kerry won’t read this Palestinian law simply because it would make a complete mockery of all his hard travel and hard work.
    Abbas will never consent to any modification of this law since that would undermine him and raise the threat level to his life to a very high state. His Hamas colleagues would likely assassinate him.

  • Jay

    It shows that Mr. Abbas is not stupid. He knows that he cannot live and have peace at the same time. After all, he doesn’t want to commit suicide by signing a peace treaty.

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