ISRAEL: SHIN BET CHIEF ‘UNEQUIVOCALLY’ AGAINST DEATH PENALTY FOR TERRORISTS

Head of the Shin Bet security service Nadav Argaman

07 November 2018 :

Shin Bet security service chief Nadav Argaman said on 6 November 2018 that he was “unequivocally” against a controversial bill that aims to make it easier for Israel to sentence convicted Palestinian attackers of civilians and soldiers to death.
Argaman was briefing the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting on the growing instability in the Palestinian territories, warning lawmakers that the relative calm in the West Bank was a “deceptive quiet.”
“I unequivocally oppose the death penalty for terrorists — it’s not helpful,” he said in response to a question from Zionist Union MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin about the legislation, which is set to be debated in the Knesset next week.

 

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