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Netanyahu, Lieberman discuss death penalty for Palestinian prisoners

May 23, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the head of Yisrael Beitenu Avigdor Lieberman are nearing a deal to execute Palestinians involved in fighting the occupation, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported yesterday.

Isral’s Haaretz newspaper reported that Israelis who carry out deadly attacks against Palestinians would not be subject to this law because the law would only be enforced by military trials, settlers and Israeli nationals are tried in civil courts.

If this happened, tens of Palestinians could be sentenced to death, but Israeli extremist settlers who killed Palestinian teen Mohamed Abu Khdier two years ago and those who burnt the Dawabsheh family to death would not be.

Israeli general radio said that both leaders may finish their negotiations to have Lieberman in the government today and he may be sworn in tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Netanyahu said that his efforts to expand his government would continue, including efforts to include the Zionist party.