A Palestinian military court in Hebron sentenced Imad Saad to death on Monday for allegedly collaborating with Israel. Saad, who according to the Palestinians helped Israel kill a group of gunmen, will be executed by a firing squad.
If the punishment is indeed carried out, it will mark the first time in seven years that a Palestinian will be executed for collaborating with Israel.
According to the court ruling, Saad, 25, was a member of a network operated by Israel in the West Bank. The network assisted Israeli forces in eliminating four wanted Palestinian suspects, arresting many others and demolishing a house.
In a video taken at the courtroom, Saad is seen admitting to the acts attributed to him and asking for the court to take into consideration the fact that he is the single provider in his family.
"This will set an example for those who sell out their homeland and their people," commander of the Palestinian security forces in the Hebron area Sami Sataidi said.
Although the sentence was deemed final, the Palestinians have been known to revoke death sentences in the past.