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The coalition froze legislation that would make it easier for the courts to condemn the terrorists to death after Israqar Beytuno, the party he proposed, left the coalition.
The president of the Kneset Law Committee, President of the Constitution and Justice, Bayit Yehudi, said that the votes of the law will be postponed indefinitely due to disagreements in the coalition.
But the timing of the announcement, the first meeting on the bill after the resignation of Israele Beitin's leader, Avigdor Lieberman of the Knesset, suggested that reason is related to those events.
"We were shocked when in the debate on the death penalty at the expense of terrorists it was heard that it would not go to the polls because of the instructions from the above, from the heads of the coalition," Lieberman said. "Israel Beytinus sees this as a clear breach of the promise of the public and of the bereaved families." This is another reason why Israel Beytin decided to leave the government and the current coalition. "Israel Beytin wants a right-wing government in actions, not in a conversation."
Slomiansky addressed the characterization of Lieberman for the existence of "instructions from above", saying that talks within the coalition are under way on this issue.
Stopping the death penalty law is likely to affect other laws. A source at Yisrael Beytnu said the party will no longer support the "cultural loyalty" of Minister Kurir and Sport, Miri Regev, which aims to reduce state finances for cultural works or institutions that, inter alia, hurt or do not respect the symbols of the State of Israel; refer to Independence Day as a day of mourning; or incitement to violence or terrorism. Immediately following the resignation of Lieberman last week, Regev said he also said his party would still vote on its bill.
The bill on capital punishment will change the existing law so that the majority of judges in the military court can condemn the terrorist killer instead of just a unanimous judicial body.
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A spokesman for Shin Bet in the committee said the law could spark terrorism.
Israeli faction leader Beitinu, Robert Ilatov, said that security experts say the same applies to the United States that relocates the embassy in Jerusalem.
"We just want to build a package for intimidation," Ilatov said. "All these stories that will encourage terror and kidnapping – things do not happen that way. It's already happening, with or without the death penalty for terrorists."
Members of "Choice of Life", a forum of grieving parents associated with the right-wing organization Im Thirzu, attended the meeting and advocated the death penalty.
Deborah Gon, whose son Dani was killed while walking in 2015, said: "Do not do your job, we have a distraction in theory, there is no real distraction, we are allowed to live and we must continue to live." They have the right to die. Stop making new grieving families. There are people who think that Dani deserves to die! "
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