Netanyahu, Liberman agree on death penalty for terrorists in negotiations

By DANA SOMBERG/MAARIV HASHAVUA
May 19, 2016 16:28

Coalition negotiations between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yisrael Beytenu chair Avigdor Liberman were almost complete, after Netanyahu agreed to the condition of setting the death penalty for those who commit terror activities.

Members from both parties exchanged a final draft of the agreement on Thursday agreeing on the death penalty, however both have not agreed on the specific conditions.

Liberman accepted Netanyahu’s offer of the defense and immigration and absorption portfolios on Wednesday afternoon.

Netanyahu updated Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon immediately after meeting with Liberman. A source close to Netanyahu said Ya’alon is likely to be compensated by becoming foreign minister, but Ya’alon’s office said he had not yet been offered the post.


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