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Iran executes 'Israeli Mossad spy'

Iran says it executed alleged “Israeli spy” who was involved in releasing classified information.

Iran executes 'Israeli Mossad spy'

Tree of Life shooter formally sentenced to death

US District Judge orders death by lethal injection for Robert Bowers, a day after a jury determined that capital punishment was appropriate.

Tree of Life shooter formally sentenced to death

Iran executes two men over 2022 attack on Shiite shrine

Iran publicly executes two men over October 2022 attack which was claimed by ISIS.

Iran executes two men over 2022 attack on Shiite shrine

Rights groups report 75% surge in Iran executions last year

Rights groups say at least 582 people were executed in Iran in 2022, the highest since 2015.

Rights groups report 75% surge in Iran executions last year

Germany arrests two Syrians for aiding Islamist execution

Two Syrians arrested in Germany on suspicion of helping to carry out execution by group linked to Al-Qaeda.

Germany arrests two Syrians for aiding Islamist execution

Post-Pittsburgh: Capital punishment, and Jews with guns

Post-Pittsburgh: Capital punishment, and Jews with guns

'We don't need death penalty, we need to eliminate terrorists'

Middle East expert Dr. David Bukay opines that bringing terrorists to trial in Israel is a waste of money.

'We don't need death penalty, we need to eliminate terrorists'

Hamas planning public executions of criminals

Hamas announces plans to carry out a series of public executions in Gaza.

Hamas planning public executions of criminals

'The blood of a Jewish child must be avenged'

Terror victim organization head demands ministers and AG support death penalty bill, urges that child murderers be 'the first in line.'

'The blood of a Jewish child must be avenged'

Coalition chair: ‘Death penalty for Jewish terrorists too’

Likud MK David Biton supports the application of the death penalty for Jewish terrorists as well.

Coalition chair: ‘Death penalty for Jewish terrorists too’

Iranian execution 'spree' drives up world death penalty rate

Executions up 31% in Iran in 2015, including four minors; worldwide death penalty rate at 25-year high.

Iranian execution 'spree' drives up world death penalty rate

HRW condemns Hamas execution of one of its own men

Human Rights Watch slams yet 'another extra-judicial killing by forces linked to Hamas', after senior commander killed for 'spying'.

HRW condemns Hamas execution of one of its own men

Georgia man executed after 36 years on death row

72-year-old put to death by lethal injection over 1979 robbery and murder.

Georgia man executed after 36 years on death row

Gaza: Hamas sentences four to death for 'spying for Israel'

Three of the men sentenced have already fled Gaza, while a 23-year-old man faces execution for 'espionage.'

Gaza: Hamas sentences four to death for 'spying for Israel'

British-accented jihadi threatens UK in new ISIS execution video

Video shows execution of five men led by terrorist with British accent; UK foreign office says it is 'examining' the video.

British-accented jihadi threatens UK in new ISIS execution video

Man Arrested for 'Execution-Style' Murder of Texas Cop

Police questioning man suspected of shooting sheriff's deputy in back at gas station last night.

Man Arrested for 'Execution-Style' Murder of Texas Cop

North Korean Dictator Kills Vice Premier over Trees

North Korea's Vice Premier has reportedly been executed by firing squad for voicing opposition to Kim Jong-un's forestry policies.

North Korean Dictator Kills Vice Premier over Trees

Hamas to Execute Palestinian for 'Collaboration' with Israel

Hamas-run court in Gaza sentences man to death by hanging for 'collaborating with the occupation.'

Hamas to Execute Palestinian for 'Collaboration' with Israel

Family of Murdered Hiker Demands Death Penalty

R' Itzik Gonen, cousin of hiker murdered by terrorists - some on PA payroll, some previously released - demands 'justice come to light.'

Family of Murdered Hiker Demands Death Penalty

UAE Executes Murderer of US School Teacher

Jihad-inspired woman executed for stabbing American to death in a mall bathroom stall and planting a bomb outside American doctor's home.

UAE Executes Murderer of US School Teacher

Online Campaign Launched for Terrorist Death Penalty Law

Yisrael Beytenu's Sharon Gal pushes for public pressure ahead of critical debate Sunday on his bill to execute terrorists.

Online Campaign Launched for Terrorist Death Penalty Law

New ISIS Low: Caged Drowning, Decapitation Necklaces

Brutal terror regime releases new video showing victims murdered gruesomely, including being locked in car and shot by RPG.

New ISIS Low: Caged Drowning, Decapitation Necklaces

Saudi Beheading Streak Already Surpasses Last Year

Saudi Arabia brings beheading tally to 100 just halfway through the year; human rights groups decry unfair trials and brutal punishment.

Saudi Beheading Streak Already Surpasses Last Year

Saudi Arabia Looks for New Executioners, Beginners Welcome

Not Raqqa - Riyadh: Saudi government giving free training for aspiring executioners to carry out capital punishment under Sharia law.

Saudi Arabia Looks for New Executioners, Beginners Welcome

Would a Modern Death Penalty be Kosher for Israel?

Many Religious Zionists push for the implementation of the death penalty for convicted terrorists. Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Woolf explains why.

Would a Modern Death Penalty be Kosher for Israel?

Report: More Countries Using Death Penalty Due to Terror

Pakistan, Cameroon, UAE adopt capital punishment for terrorism, Kenya and Russia moving to do the same.

Report: More Countries Using Death Penalty Due to Terror

Egypt Executes Muslim Brotherhood Supporter

Egypt executes a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood for a murder committed during riots in mid-2013.

Egypt Executes Muslim Brotherhood Supporter

ISIS Executes Sunni Tribesmen Ahead of Tikrit Offensive

Islamic State video shows four tribesmen, accused of collaborating with the government, being shot dead.

ISIS Executes Sunni Tribesmen Ahead of Tikrit Offensive

Japan: Video Showing ISIS Execution 'Highly Credible'

Japan's PM says the credibility of a video announcing the execution of a Japanese hostage by ISIS is "high".

Japan: Video Showing ISIS Execution 'Highly Credible'

'Russian Spies' Executed by Child Soldier in Shocking ISIS Video

Latest ISIS propaganda video shows execution of two alleged agents from Russian FSB spy agency - by a child no older than 10.

'Russian Spies' Executed by Child Soldier in Shocking ISIS Video

Hollande Confirms Execution of Hostage in Algeria

French President confirms the execution of Frenchman Herve Gourdel, says he will not be deterred by it.

Hollande Confirms Execution of Hostage in Algeria

Algerian IS Affiliate Decapitates French Hostage

The Soldiers of the Caliphate release a video showing execution of French hostage.

Algerian IS Affiliate Decapitates French Hostage

Islamic State Beheads British Aid Worker

Islamic State video shows the execution of British aid worker David Haines in the same grisly manner as two American journalists.

Islamic State Beheads British Aid Worker

Hamas Bans Public Celebrations in Gaza

All celebrations - including weddings - banned from the public eye out of 'solidarity' with families still reeling from war.

Hamas Bans Public Celebrations in Gaza

U.S. Voices Concerns Over Iran Executions

The United States voices concerns about the large number of executions in Iran, after an opposition activist is hanged.

U.S. Voices Concerns Over Iran Executions

Iran Behind 2013 Global Death Penalty Increase

Report finds execution up 15% last year due to Iran's heavy-handed killing, despite general trend against execution.

Iran Behind 2013 Global Death Penalty Increase

Dramatic Video of Iranian's Desperate Struggle At Gallows

Iranian prisoner tries to fight off hangmen at public hanging, after last request to say goodbye to mother in audience denied.

Dramatic Video of Iranian's Desperate Struggle At Gallows

Iranian Man in Botched Execution Will Not be 'Re-Hanged'

Iranian court rules that Alireza M, who survived a previous hanging, will not undergo execution for a second time.

Iranian Man in Botched Execution Will Not be 'Re-Hanged'

Syria's 'Good Officer' Dead After Trying to Talk to Rebels

Syria has apparently put to death an officer who spoke to rebels, setting an example for others inclined to talking instead of shooting

Syria's 'Good Officer' Dead After Trying to Talk to Rebels

Report: Iran Executed Twice As Many People in 2011

Amnesty International report: Iran put to death more than twice as many people in 2011 as it did the year before.

Report: Iran Executed Twice As Many People in 2011

'We Value Life' Calls for Death Penalty

Dr. Abe Gill of the organization 'We Value Life' says Israel should institute a death penalty for terrorists.

'We Value Life' Calls for Death Penalty

Saddam's Half-Brothers to be Executed

Five Saddam-era officials, including two of the late dictator's half-brothers, are slated for execution after being handed over to Iraqi officials

Saddam's Half-Brothers to be Executed

Iran Using Executions to Quell Dissent

Human rights group say Iran is executing nearly two people per day, many in secret, to quell dissent.

Iran Using Executions to Quell Dissent

IDF Mulls Death Penalty for Fogel Murderers

Not for the first time, the IDF is considering the death penalty for blood-thirsty terrorists, this time for the murderers of the Fogels of Itamar.

IDF Mulls Death Penalty for Fogel Murderers

Jewish Woman Executed in Iran

Iranian human rights group reports that Iran executed an Israeli-born Jewish woman along with her Armenian Christian husband.

Jewish Woman Executed in Iran

Dep. Min. Kara: Death Penalty for 'Modern Barbarians'

Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara says he will propose a bill that would mete death penalty to murderers of children.

Dep. Min. Kara: Death Penalty for 'Modern Barbarians'

Hamas Court Sentences Accused Collaborator to Death

Three alleged collaborators with Israel have been found guilty by a Gaza court; one was sentenced to death.

Hamas Court Sentences Accused Collaborator to Death

PA Court: Death Penalty for Selling Land to Jews

Selling land to Israel is a capital offense, a Palestinian Authority court in the Jerusalem area has ruled, overturning a lower court's verdict.

PA Court: Death Penalty for Selling Land to Jews

Hamas Kills Two Gazans for Allegedly Assisting Israel

Hamas defies Abbas by bringing back the death penalty without Fatah's authorization. Two killed for allegedly assisting Israel.

Hamas Kills Two Gazans for Allegedly Assisting Israel

Proposal: Death for Murderers who Kill Children

After a family is slain in a revenge attack, MKs call to institute the death penalty for those who murder children.

Proposal: Death for Murderers who Kill Children

Call for Death Penalty Rejected

The family of a teenager murdered in a savage terrorist axe attack calls to implement the death penalty. Killer given life sentence instead.

Call for Death Penalty Rejected