Legislation seeking to enforce the death penalty for terrorists gained momentum ahead of a Ministerial Committee for Legislation vote on Sunday, with some coalition ministers saying they’ll vote in favor and a social media campaign growing in popularity.
MK Sharon Gal (Yisrael Beytenu) posted a photo of himself on Facebook on Wednesday, in which he is holding a sign that says “I too support death penalty for terrorists” and called on his supporters to upload similar pictures.
“We must change the reality and eradicate terrorism,” Gal said. “Death penalty will increase Israel’s deterrence. It is moral to legislate it in order to protect the lives of our citizens.”