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  7/6/2014, Tammuz 8, 5774

Rabbi: Killers of Arab Youth Deserve Death Penalty


Rabbi Elyakim Levanon, who heads the yeshiva in the Samarian (Shomron) Jewish community of Elon Moreh, said, Sunday, that those who killed Jerusalem Arab Mohammed Abu Khdr deserve the death penalty, according to Walla!. Responding to the arrest of six Jews in the Arab teen's murder, he said, "Jewish law has no mercy when it comes to a brutal murder, whether it is the murder Jewish boys or the murder of an Arab boy."

Quoting Deuteronomy 22:21 Rabbi Levanon explained, "They must be given the death sentence to carry out the commandment, 'and you shall sweep away evil from your midst.'" He added, "The state of Israel and its executive arm, the Israel Defense Forces and the security forces are required and commanded to fight terrorism mercilessly until its struck and removed from the world."

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