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Bereaved Mothers Support Party’s Call for Death Penalty for Terrorists

Published on: March 12, 2015

Mothers and daughters of people killed in terrorist attacks joined Yisrael Beytenu’s campaign, expressing support for the party’s proposal of a death penalty for terrorists in campaign ads aired on Wednesday.

Each of the four videos ends with Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman vowing that the first bill his party will propose in the next Knesset is capital punishment for terrorists.

“We need to give a clear, strong answer to the whole world that there is a law, there is a death penalty for terrorists.

It’s a serious, important law,” said Larissa Gutman, whose 19-year-old son Ilya was killed in the 2001 attack on the Dolphinarium nightclub in Tel Aviv.

Tamara Fish-Lipschitz and her father, Avraham Fish, were both shot by terrorists in 2002 near Nokdim. Fish-Lipschitz was eight months pregnant, while both she and her baby survived, her father was killed at age 65.

“Anyone who picks up a weapon to kill should know that he won’t see his family or his children again,” she said.

“I think we need to make sure there isn’t anyone to release. People with blood on their hands should not sit in jail.”

Fish-Lipschitz added: “A person who murdered must get the death penalty. Then the country won’t have a dilemma whether to release [terrorists] or not, because there won’t be anyone to release.”

Two other videos feature Irena Sklianik, mother of 15-year-old Yael-Yulia, who was killed in the Dolphinarium, and Ruthy Ish-Ran, whose son Yossi, was murdered together with Kobi Mandell, both 14, near their home in Tekoa in 2001.

To see tthe videos, please visit the Facebook page of Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman

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