Knesset Discusses Terrorism Death Penalty Bill Amid Emotional Plea From Hostage Families

By Aryeh Stern

Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir speaks at a National Security Committee meeting at the Knesset, Monday. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The Knesset’s National Security Ministry convened Monday to deliberate on a proposed bill for the death penalty on terrorists, initiated by the Yisrael Beytenu party and MK Limor Son Har-Melech (Otzma Yehudit). The session, marked by heated discussions, involved passionate opposition from relatives of hostages currently held by Hamas in Gaza.

Committee head MK Tzvika Fogel advocated for the death penalty, likening terrorists to Eichmann and emphasizing the need for their execution. However, family members of the hostages, profoundly distressed, urged against discussing or passing the legislation while their loved ones remain in peril.

Their emotional pleas resonated throughout the meeting, highlighting the ongoing anguish and apprehension faced by families grappling with the uncertain fate of their abducted relatives.

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