Palestinians who kill American citizens must be extradited to the United States, Farley Weiss, President of the modern orthodox National Council of Young Israel declared on Thursday.
Among the Palestinian prisoners Israel has agreed to release as a goodwill gesture to the Palestinian Authority, he said, are several that murdered American citizens.
Given that Palestinian prisoners are considered heroes, he said, the "only…solution" is that "terrorists who murdered Israelis who have American citizenship, or any Americans visiting Israel, must be extradited to the United States to face US justice, and more than likely spend the rest of their lives in US prisons."
"Simply stated, they will not be released by US prisons, they will not be pardoned, nor will they have their prison sentences commuted by US presidents without creating an uproar in the US. Further, the US has the death penalty and these terrorists would risk being executed or subject to life imprisonment if extradited to the US."
While the Kobe Mandel Act mandated that the Justice Department "go after these terrorists," Weiss asserted, "not one Palestinian Arab terrorist has been brought to US justice under this Act."