Knesset member from the party «Israel Our home» Oded Forer announced that it is considering the possibility to sue in the high court against a legal transaction with a Deputy from the «United Arab list» Beselam the Ratas (a Gatas).
«How can you with such convincing evidence to abandon the imposition of severe punishment? How can I mitigate the sentence to the Deputy, who was caught at the crime scene, if you try to send mobile phones and encrypted messages to prisoners serving sentences for offences against state security? And he did it under the guise of parliamentary immunity for the Commission of a crime,» said Oded Forer.
In turn, the Chairman of the parliamentary faction Yisrael Beiteinu Robert Ilatov spoke with sharp criticism of the legal transaction with the Ratas. He stated that we are talking about far too lenient a punishment for the accomplice of terrorists.
«Such punishment would be detrimental to the deterrent factor, and will encourage others to commit such acts,» – said Robert Ilatov.
Previously Second channel ITV announced that the Prosecutor’s office concluded with Moselem Ratas a pre-trial deal under which he will plead guilty to the transfer of the mobile phone serving sentences to Palestinian terrorists and will leave the Knesset. In return, the prosecution will demand for him as a punishment of only two years in prison.