Almagor: Terrorist Death Penalty As Part of Deals

The Almagor terror victims group called on Jewish Home and Yisrael Beytenu to demand a law for the death penalty for terrorists.

Yaakov Levi,

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With the election over, coalition negotiations are set to begin in earnest, and parties are laying down their conditions for joining the government that Binyamin Netanyahu will be looking to form.

The Almagor terror victims group is calling on right-wing parties Jewish Home and Yisrael Beytenu to demand that the coalition support a law that would impose a death penalty for terrorists as a condition for their joining the coalition.

Yossi Tzur, whose son Assaf was killed in a Haifa bus terror attack in 2003, said that party leaders Naftali Bennett and Avigdor Liberman, both of whom advocated for such a law during their campaigns, follow through and make passing a death penalty law part of their basic coalition conditions.

“They must act to ensure that this promise not be swept away with yesterday's election propaganda,” said Tzur.

Almagor chairman Dr. Aryeh Bachrach, who lost his son Ohad in a 1995 attack in Wadi Qelt outside Jerusalem said that “many families of terror victims were encouraged by the proclamations of both these parties during the campaign that they would support such a law." 

"Bennet and Liberman must declare that they unconditionally demand that a death penalty law be passed as the 'price' for their joining the coalition,” he added.