|Palestinian Arab protesters demanding still more terrorist releases. The|
poster features the face of Abdullah Barghouti who killed 66 Israelis
including our daughter and has said publicly
he will kill more once he is freed. [Image Source]
4-May-14: Who cares about justice? About the victims? About truth? • 27-Aug-13: Justice devalued, lives demeaned, principles cheapened: the high price of freeing murderers • 25-Aug-13: Wake up call for those who thought the terrorists are walking free for peace • 14-Aug-13: Quietly but urgently knocking on the door of the Department of State • 21-Jul-13: In the debate over whether Israel should free convicted terrorists, one key argument is mostly ignored • 10-Jun-12: "Prime Minister Netanyahu: Honor the principles of justice and decency on which our nation is based • 23-Nov-09: On freeing a monster • 22-Jul-08: The once and future child murderer
Before signing this judgment, we find it appropriate, in the spirit of the military prosecutor’s request, to recommend that the guilty party not be eligible for pardon by the military commander, nor to early parole by any other means.
Netanyahu to back law that would deny president power to commute sentences for terrorists: The law is aimed at preventing the large scale release of convicted Palestinian terrorists in the future
By HERB KEINON [Jerusalem Post 06/05/2014 22:59]
Netanyahu threw his support Thursday behind a bill that would enable courts to convict terrorists to life in prison without any chance of a presidential commutation of their sentences, in a move apparently connected to the recent Hamas-Fatah unity pact. The security cabinet on Thursday decided to bring the proposed law to the full cabinet on Sunday, where it will be backed by Likud-Beytenu and Bayit Yehudi ministers... The bill, first proposed by Bayit Yehudi MK Ayelet Shaked, is aimed at preventing the large-scale release of convicted Palestinian terrorists. It would allow courts to stipulate in sentencing terrorists that the president will not – as is the case today – have the powers to commute the punishment.Seventy-eight Palestinian terrorists were set free in three batches since last August as part of a framework deal that led to eight months of negotiations with the PLO. Israel refused to release a final batch of 26 terrorists when it appeared the talks would not be extended past their original nine-month deadline. Each prisoner exchanged sparked heated debate inside the country as to the morality and wisdom of releasing terrorists with “blood on their hands”...
Or not. With politicians, it can often be hard to tell.