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Make Sure there's no Next Time

Reader comment on item: Gilad Shalit and Doing Business with Terrorists
in response to reader comment: "deal" [more accurately termed capitulation] a great argument for capital punishment; questions

Submitted by Benj Pollock (United States), Oct 18, 2011 at 17:43

Any terrorist with "blood on his/her hands" should be tried in a court of law and if convicted pay the ultimate penalty. This will deter some from killing and reduce the likelihood of future Shalits being kidnapped to be held as ransom for the release of those who do murder. Just as Khaled Mashal has boasted there will be future kidnappings, the Israeli should promise that their prohibition against capital punishment will be lifted when it comes to terrorists who murder.

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