IDF Rules Against Requesting Death Penalty for Halamish Terrorist

AP/Tsafrir Abayov

i24NEWS reports: Despite calls from several Israeli ministers to impose the death penalty on the terrorist who fatally stabbed three members of an Israeli family in the Halamish settlement, the Israel Defense Forces’ Military Advocate General Brig. Gen. Sharon Afek has ruled against the request.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself expressed support for applying the death penalty in the case of the attacker, 19-year-old Omar al-Abed, just days earlier.

It’s time we start giving death sentences to terrorists,” the Israeli premier told the mourning family, according to Ynet News.

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