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Adva Biton.
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Victim’s mother removed from Knesset discussion
The mother of a terror victim was removed from a discussion on capital punishment Wednesday: She slammed MK Zandberg: ' if it was your child you would have behaved differently.'
Adva Biton, mother of Adele, who died in 2015 two years after she was wounded in terror attack, slammed Meretz leader MK Tamar Zandberg in a Knesset constitution committee discussion about death penalty to terrorists.

 

 

Biton interrupted Zandberg’s words and said, “you should be ashamed, if it was your child you would have behaved differently.” She was then escorted outside the hall.

 

 (Photo: Yoav Dudkevitch)
(Photo: Yoav Dudkevitch)

 

Zandberg attacked the idea behind the death penalty: “Imagine that in the case of Tair Rada, we would have sent Roman Zadorov to death. The decision whether to take a life should be something that our society condemns. While the world is slowly denouncing this barbarous act, Israel is considering adopting it? I’m ashamed to have my name written as someone who even took part in this debate.”

 

Zandberg continued: “The way things are sounding here, there’s no point in debating. Populist forces, including representatives of an empty NGO that the prime minister raises money for, are the only voices heard here.”

 

Members of Yisrael Beiteinu party were also present, and Zandberg accused them of being “empty puppets sent by the boss.”

 

The death penalty for terrorists bill seeks to allow military courts to decide on capital punishment when 50 percent or more of the judges decide in favor of it, and extends this possibility to civil courts.

 


פרסום ראשון: 11.14.18, 22:17
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