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Israeli far-right minister Ben-Gvir: ‘Palestinians should be executed to solve overcrowding in prisons’

Israel's far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir argued that the "right solution" to end overcrowding in Israeli prisons is to apply the death penalty to Palestinian prisoners whom he defines as "terrorists."

Agencies and A News MIDDLE EAST
Published April 18,2024

In a statement he made on his X account, Ben-Gvir, the leader of the far-right Jewish Power party, expressed his happiness with the Israeli government's approval of a proposal to build 936 additional detention facilities for Palestinian prisoners.

He stated: "Additional construction will allow more terrorists to be accommodated in prison and will provide a partial solution to the overcrowding crisis in prisons."

Ben-Gvir noted that "the death penalty for Palestinians is the right solution to the problem of overcrowding in prisons."