Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the time to approve death penalty against the Palestinians had come
A number of Israeli MKs are planning to present proposal to introduce death penalty against Palestinian prisoners, Israeli TV revealed on Wednesday.
The proposal aims to amend the Israeli Penal Code and Counterterrorism Law, stating that Palestinians who carry out operations against Israeli occupation forces are the subject of this amendment.
According to the Israeli TV Channel 7’s website, the amendment proposed by Likud MK Nava Boker will include adding two clauses to the Penal Code, one of which stipulates serving the death penalty against those carrying out resistance operations.
The second amendment stipulates issuing the death penalty against anyone who assists those carrying out operations or organisations working against Israel.
In addition, two amendments will be made to Article 39 of the Counterterrorism Law, which states that the punishment for an act of mass terrorism, which causes severe bodily harm to a large population, and for an act of terrorism committed using unconventional weapons, even where these acts do not result in death, would be life imprisonment.
Boker said: “There is a legislative, social and public need for deterrent punishment, able to contribute to the public’s safety and to the principle of the nation defending its civilians so as to eradicate terrorist and hostile armed acts.”
It is worth mentioning that the Israeli occupation, which massacred Palestinians, occupied their land and established its state on their skulls, have repeatedly carried out major offensives and killed thousands of civilians. The last major offensive was carried out in Gaza in 2014.
Moreover, all international laws, conventions and statutes recognise resistance with all means against the occupying powers. However, the Israeli occupation considers the Palestinian fighters as terrorists and deserve the death penalty.