Bennie Begin: Capital punishment for terrorists is ‘unfit, even moronic'

May 24, 2016 04:20


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MK Bennie Begin (Likud) lashed out on Monday at the capital punishment for terrorists bill that Avigdor Liberman has presented as a condition for his Yisrael Beytenu party joining the ruling coalition as “unfit and even moronic.”

Begin made his statement at a hearing of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, which was debating a wide range of possible changes relating to law and national security.

More specifically, the committee was discussing nullifying as many as a third of the emergency regulations that have governed many issues since the establishment of the state.

Some of the regulations are outdated, such as those giving the IDF chief of staff command over the chief of police, or the defense minister the power to close the post office.

Many of those regulations are also due to be updated, adjusted or dropped as part of the new bill on terrorism that the Knesset has been debating for some time.

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