Israeli minister suggests death penalty for Palestinian prisoners

2023-11-19 16:15:45 | Last Update : 2023-11-19 17:12:46

Israel set to discuss bill that seeks death penalty for Palestinian prisoners, further escalating tensions

Israeli minister suggests death penalty for Palestinian prisoners
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Far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, known for his Jewish supremacist politics in Israel, has stated that on Monday the Israeli parliament would discuss a draft law that seeks to implement the death penalty for Palestinian prisoners.

The bill, which is also supported by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been proposed by the Jewish Power Party which is headed by Ben-Gvir.

"The parliament will discuss the first vote on the bill that seeks the death penalty for Palestinian prisoners on Monday," Ben-Gvir said, according to Maariv daily.

The bill, harshly criticized by Palestinians, was approved by Israeli parliament in a preliminary session and has to be put to vote in three more sessions before it comes into force.

There is no death penalty in civilian courts in Israel. In military courts, the punishment can be given in extremely exceptional cases. The power has been used only once in Israeli history, against a former Nazi criminal, in a 1962 case.

Source: Newsroom

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