Avichai Mandelblit
Avichai MandelblitGideon Markowitz'/TPS

Former Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit told "Meet the Press" that Israeli law allows the death sentence for the October 7 murderers.

"It is possible, under the existing law, to sentence the Nukhba murderers to death," Mandelblit said.

According to him, the issue is not legal, since it is "justified to demand the death sentence in such cases." However, in his opinion, "there is a need to hold discussions with all of the security sources, regarding the consequences of this process."

The "Nukhba Force" is the Hamas commando unit which infiltrated Israel on October 7, killing 1,200 and kidnapping nearly 240.

Last week, IDF forces, under the direction of military intelligence, eliminated a significant number of members of the Hamas "Nukhba force" who took part in the massacre of October 7.

Among the terrorists who were eliminated were Ahmed Musa, commander of the Nukhba force and Amr Alhandi, the commander of a platoon in the force. The two barricaded themselves in western Jabaliya. Musa was one of the commanders of the raids on the Zikim military base and Kibbutz Zikim. In recent days, he led offensive activity against IDF forces in Gaza.

In addition, the head of the Hamas Northern Brigade's sniper unit, Muhammad Kahlot, was eliminated.