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Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked

The Knesset Constitution Committee on Monday approved the Fight Against Terrorism Act submitted by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Habayit Hayehudi), in preparation for its second and third reading in the plenum, and in the process annulling many of the emergency defense laws which have been in effect since the establishment of the state. The bill was approved in its first reading last September.

The new Fight Against Terrorism Act dispenses punishments from 25 years to life in prison to individuals who lead terrorist organizations. The law also sets mandatory punishments of 10 to 20 years, as well as fines, for using and transferring weapons.

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Training terrorists is subject to 9 years in prison, while receiving the training is punishable by 7 years. Recruiting terrorists or providing transportation, food, clothing and money for terrorists is punishable by 5 years in prison. Voicing or publishing support for terrorists will be punished by 3 years.

According to the Shaked bill, the defense minister or the prime minister may issue a decree designating a terrorist organization based on a request from the head of Shabak, supported by the AG. The security cabinet may do the same concerning a terror group organized abroad based on the decision of an authorized foreign body, or the UN Security Council.

Justice Minister Shaked issued a statement Monday, saying her bill will give security forces the power to fight terrorism while maintaining human rights.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. So, stabbing old women, shooting at children in a school bus, running in the streets attacking innocent people with an axe, ramming cars into people and babies in push chairs and hundreds more murderous acts, you would treat them how, I wonder? Slap their wrists and send them home? Or maybe give them a medal and name a street after them? Is that 'human rights'?

  2. Sylvie Schapira PLEASE REMEMBER AFTER THE SLAP ON THE WRIST THEY WILL BE TOLD IN A VERY STERN WAY NOT TO DO IT AGAIN. I DO NOT AGREE WITH LONG TERM JAIL AND ALL TERRORIST ACTIVITIES SHOULD CARRY THE ULTIMATE PUNISHMENT. A FEW DAYS AGO I DID MENTION SALES ADD FROM ABLES AMMO AND IT DID WORK OUT VERY CHEAP. CERTAINLY MUCH CHEEPER THAN IMPRISSOMENT.
    SO PLEASE REMEMBER THE HARSH WORDS
    THEY WILL BE TOLD

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