Under pressure from the defence Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, the forum of the heads of the coalition parties took the unprecedented from the point of view of procedure, the decision. Bill NDI death penalty to terrorists will be submitted for approval to the Knesset in a preliminary reading as the government.
According to the Chairman of the parliamentary faction Yisrael Beiteinu Robert Ilatov, this is a landmark event in the history of Israel. «For years, NDI is promoting the law on death penalty to terrorists, and for years the government and the Knesset rejected the bill. Today finally the bill received the support of all coalition parties. The law must be clearly stated: the terrorist raised his hand to innocent citizens, is subject to the death penalty. No more resort conditions in prison, no more frames will be mass celebrations in honor of the murderers, no more higher education behind bars at taxpayers ‘ expense. The family of the fallen at the hands of terrorists all my life feeling the terrible loss, and the terrorists are serving their sentences under greenhouse conditions. The families of victims of terror the adoption of this law will be the correct historical injustices,» said Robert Ilatov.
The leader of the party «Israel Our home», the defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the murder of Sergeant Ron Yitzchak cookies do – this is another proof of the necessity of urgent introduction of the death penalty for terrorists. «This will be an important deterrent for potential murderers. We can’t accept the fact that the terrorists go on their bloody business, being firmly convinced that they had served several years in prison, living there happily ever after, and then they somehow released. To this evil we must fight resolutely and uncompromisingly,» said Lieberman.
The night before, the news service of the Corporation «Kang» reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman have agreed that in the next two weeks for discussion of the Knesset will be presented with a bill of death penalty for terrorists.
Chairman of the parliamentary faction Robert Ilatov «Israel Our home» presented the bill to the Ministerial Committee on legislation on 30 October, but was deferred. Ilatov in November it was suggested that «certain forces in the coalition intentionally block promotion of the bill», which was one of the main conditions of accession of Yisrael Beiteinu to the coalition and was included in the coalition agreement.
The bill, submitted by the Chairman of the faction of Robert by Filatovym, said that the death sentence can be handed down to the terrorists-killers of a majority of the judges of the military Tribunal, and not unanimously. The bill also States that the sentence cannot be appealed.
Adoption of amendments to the law stipulated in the 34th paragraph of the coalition agreement.
Note that in support of the law on the death penalty for terrorists was expressed by the head of government Benjamin Netanyahu. After the terrorist attack in the settlement of Halamish, which killed 70-year-old Joseph Salomon and his children Haya (46) and Elad Daniel (35), Netanyahu said: «the time has Come to apply the death penalty for terrorists. This is fixed by law, should a unanimous decision of the judges, but they also want to know the government’s position. My position as Prime Minister- in this case, when it comes to such a heinous murderer, he needs to be executed. You need to he wasn’t smiling anymore».
About the necessity of the death penalty also expressed intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud).
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