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Should Israel Have the Death Penalty?

Reader comment on item: Samir Kuntar and the Last Laugh

Submitted by Bill Narvey (Canada), Jul 21, 2008 at 10:08

This article unwittingly points to a contradiction as regards Israel's decision not to have the death penalty in Israel for even terrorists with blood on their hands, but the Israeli government and the IDF have no qualms about carrying out targetted assasinations of terrorists outside of Israel.

Israel has no doubt over the years spent considerable effort and a small fortune at least, warehousing Kuntar in prison all these years.

Now the GOI and the IDF are going to spend more time and monies to target Kuntar for death.

There is something wrong or illogical with such thinking.

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