That would most certainly deny them any chance of releasing these monsters in swap deals.
Ministers to consider death penalty for terrorists
Bill sponsored by opposition Yisrael Beytenu party garners support of ministers in Likud and Jewish HomeBY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF July 12, 2015, 6:02 am 9
View of a plenum session in the assembly hall of the Knesset on June 17, 2015 (Miriam Alster/FLASH90)View of a plenum session in the assembly hall of the Knesset on June 17, 2015 (Miriam Alster/FLASH90)NEWSROOM
A key cabinet committee is set to consider a bill that would institute a death penalty for convicted terrorists.
The bill, proposed by Yisrael Beytenu MK Sharon Gal, would make it easier for military and district courts to sentence to death those convicted of murder with nationalist motives.
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation, which gives government support to bills being proposed in the Knesset, is slated to vote on the bill at its Sunday meeting. According to media reports and public statements from cabinet ministers, the bill already has the support of Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, Culture Minister Miri Regev, Science Minister Danny Danon and Minister Ofir Akunis.
Since two members of the committee, Absorption Minister Ze’ev Elkin and Minorities Minister Gila Gamliel, will be out of the country Sunday, the 10-member panel is likely to see a majority in favor of the bill.
Last week, Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett voiced support for the bill.
“A murderous terrorist, such as the murderers of the Fogel family [in the West Bank settlement of Itamar in 2011], needs to know that he will end his life like he cuts down [the lives of others],” Bennett said on Facebook. “It’s moral and it’s right.”
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