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  5/11/2014, Iyar 11, 5774

Legislative Cabinet to Discuss Life Sentence without Parole

Israel’s Legislative Cabinet will discuss today (Sunday) a proposal to prevent convicted murderers from receiving parole, suggested by MK Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) and MK David Tzur (The Movement), and intended to prevent the release of convicted murderers within any prisoner release deals.

The proposal, if approved, would require judges to decide whether murderers would be sentenced with or without possibility for parole during the sentencing process. Ministers from parties such as Jewish Home, The Movement, Likud, Yisrael Beyteynu and Kadima have signed off on the proposal.