Published: 2023-11-19 11:44
Last Updated: 2023-12-02 20:15
The Minister of National Security in the Israeli Occupation, Itamar Ben Gvir, revealed that a parliamentary committee affiliated with the Knesset would discuss Monday the "Execution of Palestinian Prisoners" bill, as a prelude to presenting it to a vote in the Knesset General Assembly.
Ben Gvir stated in a brief statement Saturday evening that the Parliamentary Committee on National Security Affairs in the Knesset would discuss the bill Monday.
Extremist Knesset member, Tzvika Fogel, clarified that the discussion would involve a bill presented by his party colleague, MK Limor Sos Har Melikh, noting that the committee would discuss the bill in preparation for its first reading in the Knesset General Assembly.
Ben Gvir called on all committee members to support the bill, which the Knesset General Assembly had approved at the preliminary reading last March, after obtaining the approval of the Ministerial Committee on Legislation.
The bill is considered part of the agreements signed to form the government coalition led by 'Likud' party leader Benjamin Netanyahu and the head of the 'Otzma Yehudit' or Jewish Power, Ben Gvir, in late 2022.
In March of this year, the Knesset approved in a preliminary reading a bill that allows the death penalty for Palestinian prisoners, presented by Ben Gvir and supported by Netanyahu, and it was met with criticism from the Palestinian side.
The law proposes imposing the death penalty on anyone who intentionally or negligently causes the death of an Israeli Occupation settler for a racist motive or hatred, and to harm the Israeli Occupation.
The Attorney General of the government, Gali Baharav Miara, expressed her opposition to the death penalty bill and recommended discussing it in the Ministerial Committee on Political and Security Affairs (Cabinet), according to Russia Today.