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Ministers Approve ‘No Release’ Bill for Convicted Killers

Ministers move to circumvent government, courts by blocking Arab extortion
Former Minister of the Interior Gideon Sa'ar.

Former Minister of the Interior Gideon Sa'ar.

The Ministerial Committee on Legislation on Sunday approved legislation to prevent  political deals with the Palestinians that call for releasing terrorists sentenced to life imprisonment.

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Yesh Atid MKs Yael German and Ya’akov Peri voted against the bill. All cabinet members from the Likud, Israel Our Home and Jewish Home voted in favour.

The bill will now be forwarded to the government for approval, and then to the Knesset plenum.

The parliamentary move is the result of months of intensive lobbying by families of terror victims, who have tried repeatedly to block prisoner releases via the courts. Although polls show that Israelis overwhelmingly oppose lopsided prisoner releases, right- and left-wing governments have repeatedly bowed to Arab extortion and Western pressure.

In 2011, Israel released 1,027 murderers in 2011 in exchange for IDF Corporal Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas terrorists in Gaza for morethan five years. More recently, Israel has released nearly 100 Arab murderers in an attempt to lure Palestinian Authority negotiators to the negotiating table.

The releases were not sufficient to satisfy the Arab side, and negotiations broke down on April 29.

Now, coalition ministers led by Gidon Sa’ar, Gilad Erdan, Limor Livnat, Uri Ariel, Uri Orbach, Yair Shamir and Sofa Landver, say the current bill is an attempt to prevent future extortion, and to circumvent Israeli courts that have repeatedly refused to rule on the issue of prisoner releases. .

“This bill is not only about terrorists,” said Gidon Sa’ar. “It refers to anyone convicted of pre-meditated murder. In my view people who murder children should never be released. Israeli law does not provide for either the death penalty or full life imprisonment.

“This bill will strengthen the rule of law. In my view, the Justice Department must support this bill because it involves the legislative branch involving itself with decisions of the judicial branch. We have already seen instances in which people who have murdered children are walking around free a short while later. In a country that does not haves the death penalty, instituting full life imprisonment is a top priority. It will also make things easier for legislators in future,” Sa’ar said.

About the Author: Avi is a news writer for The Jewish Press. In the past, he has covered Israel and the Jewish world for Israel National News, Ami magazine and other international media.


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15 Responses to “Ministers Approve ‘No Release’ Bill for Convicted Killers”

  1. it is about time convicted terrorist pay the ultimate price

  2. Alexo Smsm says:

    death penalty for terror

  3. This is very good for Israel
    And the rest of the world !

  4. Hager Ab says:

    Secularism is the worst enemy of Hindus

  5. Cannot begin to tell how glad I am!

  6. Terrorist must die slowly and very painfully

  7. If you execute them all you have to release are corpses!

  8. Aaron Levy says:

    לא לשחרר …שלום בלי תנעים .

  9. The Courts will overturn the bill.

  10. Great news I am really happy

  11. about time…now to issue a death penalty instead of a cushy jail cell and education.

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