During a condolence call to the Salomon family, the Israeli leader said, “it’s time for the death penalty for terrorists.”
Prime Minister Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu made a condolence visit Thursday to the Salomon family, who lost three members in a Palestinian terror attack in Halamish/Neve Tzuf last Friday.
The terrorist, Omar al-Abed, 19, burst into the family home with a knife during their Shabbat dinner.
“It’s time for the death penalty for terrorists,” he told the bereaved family.
The death penalty “is anchored in law. We need here unanimity among the judges, but they also want to know the government’s position.
“And my position as prime minister, in this case, of such a despicable murderer, is that you must execute him,” the prime minister stated.
The terrorist “should not smile any more,” he added, likely referring to a photo of the murderer smiling in a Jerusalem hospital bed, where Al-Abed was being treated for gunshot wounds. An off-duty soldier and neighbor of the victims, upon hearing the screams, ran to the scene and shot him, thus preventing the slaughter of several more family members, including five children who are now orphaned.
By: Adina Katz, World Israel News