Ben Gvir plans Knesset bill for death penalty on Palestinian prisoners

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Far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir. (File photo: Jordan News)
TEL AVIV Far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir has announced his intention to bring a bill for initial approval in the Knesset this week, proposing the death penalty for Palestinian political prisoners, Quds News Network reported. In a post on X, Ben Gvir stated that the bill, already prepared by his Otzma Yehudit party, will be presented to the Knesset National Security Committee on Monday. He emphasizes his expectation for unanimous support from all Knesset members for this crucial legislation.اضافة اعلان

The number of Palestinians in Israeli prisons has risen to 7,000, including 64 women and tens of children. Israel abolished the death penalty in 1954, opting instead for long-term imprisonment that may extend to hundreds of years. However, in March of last year, the Knesset preliminarily approved a draft law allowing the reinstatement of the death penalty for Palestinian prisoners convicted of killing Israelis.

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