Lieberman proposes death penalty for terrorists

February 22, 2006 08:40


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MK Avigdor Lieberman (Israel Beiteinu) announced on Wednesday that he intended to propose a bill in the Knesset whereby apprehended terrorists would be sentenced to a death penalty. Palmah Ze'evi, son of the assassinated tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi, backed the suggestion, saying that Israel must present a tough deterrent against terrorists. In an Israel Radio interview, he said that the State cannot tolerate such an assault against a symbol of its sovereignty. Former justice minister Yosef "Tommy" Lapid (Shinui) called the suggestion "ridiculous." He said that Israel already enacts a death penalty with its targeted assassinations of dangerous wanted terrorists.

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