Israel’s attorney general, Gali Baharav-Miara, considers a bill promoted by the far-right government to impose the death penalty on Palestinians accused of killing Jews unconstitutional.
This was reported this Sunday in the local press, in which the official pointed out that the initiative promoted by the Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir, will not serve as a deterrent.
In this sense, he explained on the Arutz Shevaque news portal, despite the fact that Israel does not have a Magna Carta, the so-called Basic or fundamental Laws have a constitutional character.
In this regard, he assured that the proposed law violates the Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty, and therefore is unconstitutional.
“Our professional position is that the death penalty should not be established for the crime of homicide,” which is not a deterrent and by its nature is irreversible, Baharav-Miara stated in his opinion on the norm.
Sponsor of the bill
Itamar Ben-Gvir is known for his openly racist and anti-Arab positions.
He has been indicted more than 50 times and convicted eight times for riots, vandalism and incitement to racism, the latter boasting a long list of provocative actions against Palestinians, points out Prensa Latina.
Before becoming an MP, for years he kept in his living room a photo of Baruch Goldstein, who murdered 29 Palestinians in the Cave of the Patriarchs in 1994.