Mother of Dalia Lemkus sought death penalty

The mother of Dalia Lemkus who was killed in a terror attack in November turns to the military court judges during the trial of terrorist Maher Hamdi al-hashalmoun and asks for the death penalty, even though officially death penalties are not part of Israel’s legal system.

“You cannot have mercy on the murderer; he did not know her and showed no mercy. I came here to say in the name of Dalia what she cannot say anymore. She already went through one terror attack and was unharmed…. I suppose she felt lucky and maybe she will survive again. But then the terrorist murderer came out of the car and stabbed her and other people. It is hard to imagine the fear she must have felt when he stabbed her over and over again,” Brenda Lemkus said.

“I ask that the court decide on the death penalty. Prison for him will be a hotel, after which he will be released, and that’s why the only way to deter is death, so that he will not be released in a future diplomatic deal. I also ask that the court make him pay a fine without which he will never be released, including in future deals for prisoner exchanges,” Lemkus said.

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