Knesset votes down death penalty for terrorists 94-6

Only Yisrael Beytenu MKs voted in favor of a bill that would make it easier to sentence terrorists to death on Wednesday.

The bill by MK Sharon Gal (Yisrael Beytenu) would change the current law allowing death penalty only in a case of judicial consensus, which was only used against Adolf Eichmann, to one allowing a majority of presiding judges to sentence a terrorist to death.

On Sunday, the Ministerial Committee for Legislation voted, at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s prodding, against the proposal and to form a committee that will examine, over the next three months, the possibility of changing the law pertaining to the death penalty.


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