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Netanyahu: There'll be Death Penalty For Terrorist Bill" - Israeli PM

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has given his approval for legislation which would make it easier for courts to sentence terrorists convicted of murder to death.

While Israel has a law permitting the death penalty, no executions have been carried out in the Jewish state since the 1962 execution of the Nazi SS officer Adolf Eichmann.

Under current law, the death penalty may only be imposed by unanimous decision. But a bill proposed by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party would remove this requirement, empowering both civilian and military courts to execute terrorists convicted of murder with only simple majority of judges on the court.

The bill passed its preliminary vote in January, but has remained in legislative limbo since then

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