Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Sunday he would thwart any early release of convicted terrorists amid reports that the IDF hopes to form a parole committee for Palestinians serving life sentences handed down by West Bank military courts.
“As long as I am defense minister, no terrorist will get a shortened sentence, not even by on hour,” Liberman tweeted.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu echoed Liberman on Sunday, saying “I strongly oppose this (shortening the sentence)”. I know that this is also the position of the Defense Minister and, therefore, it will not happen.”
Their remarks contradict reports from Hebrew newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth saying the IDF will soon announce details of an order to establish an advisory parole board.
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