19-May-2024  Srinagar booked.net

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Israeli Minister Calls for Execution of Palestinian Detainees to Address Prison Overcrowding

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Israel’s National Security Minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, stated that executing Palestinian detainees is the "right" solution to tackle the problem of prison overcrowding.

In a post on X, he said: “Applying the death penalty to Palestinian detainees who are ‘terrorists’ is the right solution to tackle the problem of prison overcrowding.

His statement followed the Israeli government's approval of his proposal to construct approximately 936 additional prison spaces for detaining Palestinian prisoners.

“The death penalty for terrorists is the right solution to the overcrowding problem, until then – glad that the government approved the proposal I brought,” the far-right Jewish minister said. 

It is pertinent to mention that Israeli military has arrested more than 5,000 Palestinians since it began its genocide on Gaza in October 2023.