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Forty-two death sentences were imposed in 2018, following a trend of decline since nearly 300 sentences were handed down per year in the 1990s.
The bill wants to allow a simple majority among judges to suffice to punish terrorists with the death penalty.
Israel Beytenu chairman MK Robert Ilatov called for the death penalty for the murderers of Rabbi Raziel Shevach.
By LAHAV HARKOV
The family’s lawyer, former IDF West Bank chief prosecutor Maurice Hirsch, said that the call for capital punishment was intended to deter further attacks on soldiers.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Former brigadier-general Lior Akerman said that while the death penalty may serve a desire for vengeance, it will not deter attacks and will give the terrorists “international legitimization."
By HERB KEINON
The Sephardi Chief Rabbi said instituting the death penalty offered "no gain" for the Israeli public, only offering potential danger for world Jewry.
By AVRAHAM GOLD
Knesset gave initial approval for legislation that would make it easier for a court to pass a death sentence on assailants convicted of murder in attacks classified as terrorism.
Netanyahu calls for “justice in extreme situations.”
Nadav Agarman tells lawmakers that he opposes expanded death penalty currently in the works.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM,YONAH JEREMY BOB
The death penalty has not been invoked in Israel since Nazi commander Adolf Eichmann was hanged in 1962.
To date, Israel does not have the death penalty, but that might change.
"Enacting a death penalty for terrorists, along with other measures, could restore deterrence and help stop terror in Israel."
By GIL HOFFMAN
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