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Netanyahu angling to institute capital punishment for Palestinians just in time for elections

Early Sunday morning five Palestinian citizens in Al-Khader village south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank were detained by Israeli Occupying Forces without charges leveled against them, a common enough occurrence in the quiet village which just last month saw 100 athletes sequestered, searched, and interrogated at gunpoint in its soccer stadium after practice. But now, on top of the characteristically violent and indiscriminate means of detaining Palestinians, there may be even more reason besides Israeli contempt for due process to fear for prisoners’ fates.

If Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gets his way, Israel will be able to add among its repertoire of an unwritten constitution and ethnonationalist Basic Laws the right to put Palestinians to death.

Israel technically already has the death penalty, but it’s only been used twice in the country’s entire history. For perspective, and perhaps to show you exactly what genus of evil Israel sees the Palestinians falling under, one of the two men capitally punished was Adolf Eichmann, a leading Nazi Holocaust organizer and, I hope it doesn’t need clarifying, a non-Israeli citizen.

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