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Lieberman: We'll propose a bill to impose death sentence for terrorists
Moran Azulay
Published: 17.02.15, 12:32
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1. Death penalty is right
Bung ,   USA   (02.17.15)
Anna is in error. The death penalty is substantiated by your own Hebrew Scriptures, in other words, the Lord decrees the death penalty. Anna & her pacifism proves zero. Putting killers into prisons and then releasing them because they're so called "educated" is flawed thinking. There is no consequence to the killer. Bring back the death penalty!!!
2. A simple truth
David ,   Israel   (02.17.15)
There's no point giving these monsters who are hailed as heroes for killing innocent women and children, a comfortable life in Israeli prisons, getting tertiary education, health care and allowing visits by family at the expense of Israeli tax payers! Those that are willing to kill themselves just to kill Israelis dont deserve to live !
3. Is it only for Arab or also for Jewish terrorists?
Harri ,   EU   (02.17.15)
There is nothing new. Israel has never hesitated to kill a Palestinian who has some connections to terrorism. Terrorist leaders you have killed even to their wheelchair.
Robert ,   Israel   (02.17.15)
At last, someone who thinks clear ! No terrorists imprisoned, less chances to get our people kidnapped for a possible "trade in".
5. Thank you left-wing extremist Moran
Wally   (02.17.15)
for this (unusually) not unfair article.
6. Finaly a propasal with right insight !.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (02.17.15)
7. Good Start, But . . .
emanon ,   USA   (02.17.15)
I am in favor of the death penalty for terrorists, but beware: many states in the US have the death penalty for some crimes, but those crimes are still being committed. I don't know how much of a deterrent death is for someone looking to die anyway, especially someone that has been brainwashed into believing they are on a divine mission and their people will revere them for being killed. This raises the possibility of actually INCREASING the number of terrorist acts committed against innocent Israelis. maybe if you called the crime what it was, premeditated homicide, removing any religious zeal from the act and then actually carrying out the sentence will be a deterrent.. Oh yes, and make sure the last words they here are the Shema.
8. Death penalty
David ,   London, England   (02.17.15)
The death penalty does not deter anyone from anything. This has been proven time and time again. This is most especially true when the perpetrator does not fear death. So why does Lieberman suggest this. To get votes for sure but having no answer to the problem he then invokes what he thinks is the ultimate deterrent and the biggest headline. Do your job as a government that is all that is required. Less headlines and more sensible action.
9. will the bill also liable for Jews?
Non-Jewish immigrant ,   Haifa   (02.17.15)
or will it only be for non Jewish terrorists? And most of all, Mr Lieberman forgot to tell us how the bill is going to define "terrorism". Is being anti Zionist considered terrorism? Let me know, I shall prepare mentally
10. This is not just deterrence
Boruch ,   Detroit, USA   (02.17.15)
#7 and # 8 The death penalty for terrorists is not just deterrence, it stops repeats offenders. Dead people can't kill others. #8, the death penalty does deter, it just doesn't deter the amount people think it does.
11. Harri #3 sure
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (02.17.15)
Why not execute both of them along with the other 3,000 Muslim terrorists. If they did execute the Islamofascists there would be no Jewish terrorists.
12. David #8 the ignorant
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (02.17.15)
Not looking to deterrent. They have already proved that they are willing to kill once. It is a preventive - prevent them from ever doing it again. I guarantee that it works 100% of the time. Nobody executed has ever murdered again.
13. i agree. death penalty proper sentence.
ralph   (02.17.15)
14. same idea to hamas, hez rockets. shot back rocket for rocket
ralph   (02.17.15)
that is proportional. just aim it in general area. they fire 10,000 we fire 10,000 aimed at population centers. they shot we shot. world doesnt like it. to bad.
15. Don't Bother , Lieberman...
Abdel Karim Salim ,   Jerusalem   (02.17.15)
Even if death penalty gets validated by law Israelis should remain assured Palestinians will continue carrying out their attacks on Israeli targets and people ... It's just a very just cause Palestinians firmly believe in and for it they are ready to sacrifice themselves... Death penalty would not deter Palestinians from continuing their fight against Israel... Abdel Karim Salim Sharif Arab from East Jerusalem
16. #9 "I shall prepare mentally "
A ,   Belgium   (02.17.15)
by cooking some spaghetti and meatballs. Who knows, maybe non-Jewish Italian parasites welching off of Israel's generosity will also be on the list.
17. 7 lol
18. Death sentence
Moshe ,   Israel   (02.17.15)
Most people, including some commentators here, use weighing the capital punishment in term of deterrence, omitting no less important benefit – Making justice, for the public, and particularly for the victims and their families, even if it doesn't increase deterrence. The execution has also a flaw – It endangers the lives of security forces who come to arrest the terrorists, such ones that are not religious zealots and their survival is still valuable for them. They will in many cases use any weapon at their disposal to resist the detention, knowing they have nothing to lose.
19. Death Penalty
Phyllis Kotton ,   Toronto   (02.17.15)
I fully agree with this move to bring in the Death Penalty in Israel. It is long overdue. It also sends a strong message to our enemies that no longer can they be in a position to make swap deals with Israel, or any other deals to release their Terrorists.
20. Abdel #15
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (02.17.15)
There will be a lot less Islamofascists to commit those war crimes. Keep it up and we will end your colonization of our lands. You want death - we will give you what you beg for.
21. Agree with Lieberman.
Beary White ,   Norway   (02.17.15)
Any terror-action from islamic organizations or Islamic lone wulfs which result in the death of a jewish citizen, should be objected to death penalty. In cases like the Vogel family, no questions asked, death is what the Islamic terrorists deserve.
22. The dead don't commit more terror
BUILD BABY BUILD!!!!   (02.17.15)
Any one wanting to murder Jews is a candidate for the death penalty. Any one who does murder Jews should have his/her life taken. KEEP BUILDING !!!
23. I feel sick reading this article
Daniel   (02.17.15)
The death penalty is (A) immoral by any standards and; (B) achieves absolutely nothing, other than vengeance. It is not a deterrent. You just have to look at the evidence in those Arab countries that do practice it and are plagued by non-stop terrorism. There are always exceptions, i.e. nazis like e.g. Eichmann, but please Israel, do not become bonkers!
24. 3
Birdi ,   Israel   (02.17.15)
And you know what Mr. EU, Israel will continue to kill terrorists, even terrorists in wheelchairs.
25. 12.
Birdi ,   Israel   (02.17.15)
Gadol! thanks for your logic.
26. 16 better cook spaghetti than mussels and French fries
Non Jewish immigrant ,   Haifa   (02.17.15)
or let's have a cooking duel and see what cuisine wins.
27. 16. A. From Belgium
Non Jewish immigrant ,   haifa   (02.17.15)
I live and pay my taxes in Israel. What about you?
28. a good reason to vote for Libermann
Larry ,   LA (formerly)   (02.18.15)
It is the only way to deal not only with terrorists, but also those who provide aid and support to the terrorists.
29. Liberman and his village mob mentality
Dori   (02.18.15)
Does he really believe that a fanatical religious terrorist is deterred by the death penalty? All research done on this question prove otherwise. Liberman is just coming out with such stupid statements in a desperate bid to attract voters. Maybe he should think about being a night club bouncer as clearly politics is not his calling in life.
30. Will they be executing Yigal Amier?
Dori   (02.18.15)
last time i checked that he is also classed as a terrorist? Not to mention: Yaakov Teitel Eden Natan-Zada Or is this particular form of justice just for Arab terrorists?
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