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Liberman’s death penalty bid won’t apply to Jews — report

A Likud source tells Haaretz that the coalition deal with Yisrael Beytenu will not see Avigdor Liberman’s demand for a death penalty for terrorist murderers applied to civilian courts in Israel, but only to military courts in the West Bank.

That decision, the source is quoted as saying, will all but ensure that Jews will not be sentenced to death, even when they kill Palestinians in acts of terrorism.

“Naturally, the military courts are those that judge Palestinians convicted of terrorism offenses, while Jews are generally tried in civilian courts,” the source tells Haaretz.

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