Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday called on fellow lawmakers to approve a death penalty bill for Palestinians convicted of killing Israeli soldiers and civilians.
The bill, which was proposed by Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party, passed its first reading in the Israeli parliament in January, and is scheduled to be voted on among ministers in the security cabinet later on Wednesday.
“At long last the bill for death sentences for terrorists is to be decided on. I am sure that my ministerial colleagues understand that we need all measures in the fight against terror,” Liberman tweeted.
“A terrorist who slaughters a family should not return home. There is no reason for us to be more enlightened than the United States or Japan in the war on terror,” he added.
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