Largest Israeli party proposes bill to execute Palestinian prisoners

Mar 19,2020

In 2017, Avigdor Lieberman, the then Israeli defence minister, introduced a bill allowing the execution of Palestinian prisoners.

The right-wing Israeli Likud party headed by current Crimes Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed on Wednesday bill calling for executing Palestinian political prisoners.

Reporting Miki Zohar, the head of the Likud faction in the Knesset, the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom said that the party also proposed another bill to annex the Jordan Valley, the Northern Dead Sea and the desert of Al Khalil (Hebron) in the occupied West Bank to Israel.

It is worth noting that Avigdor Lieberman, the head of Yisrael Beitenu, who is currently endorsing the head of Blue and White party, Benny Gantz, for the prime minister post, has called for the heads of the Palestinian prisoners to be chopped off with an axe.

Lieberman has also described the Palestinians inside Israel as a “fifth column” and called them “enemies.”

“We will see how they will work together with those [Palestinians in Israel] who work against the state,” Zohar said.

In December 2017, Lieberman, who then served as defence minister, introduced a bill allowing the use of the death penalty against Palestinian prisoners. The bill did not go through the Knesset.

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