Thu 18 Apr 2024 11:06 am - Jerusalem Time

Ben Gvir calls for the execution of Palestinian detainees to solve “prison overcrowding”

Yesterday, Israeli Minister of National Security Itamar Ben Gvir said that applying the death penalty to Palestinian detainees whom he described as “terrorists” is the “correct” solution to confront the problem of prison overcrowding.

This came in a post on his account on the “X” platform, after the Israeli government approved his proposal to build about a thousand additional places to hold Palestinian prisoners.

Ben Gvir, leader of the far-right Jewish Power party, added: “I am happy that the government approved my proposal, which allows the Israeli army to build 936 additional detention places for security prisoners,” referring to Palestinian prisoners.

He continued: "The additional construction will allow the prison service to receive more terrorists, and will bring a partial solution to the detention crisis in the prison service," he claimed.

He welcomed "the fact that most ministers have shown responsibility and leadership on this important issue."

He claimed that "the death penalty for Palestinian prisoners is the correct solution to the problem of prison overcrowding, and until then I am happy that the government agreed to the proposal I presented."

Earlier Wednesday, the Israeli government approved the addition of about a thousand detention places for Palestinian prisoners in the Prison Service, at a cost of about 450 million shekels ($119.21 million), funded by 50 percent of the Ministry of Defense budget, and 50 percent from the rest of the other ministries, according to the Walla website. “Hebrew News.

In turn, the government media office in Gaza said on Wednesday that the Israeli army has arrested more than 5,000 Palestinians since it began its ongoing devastating war on the Strip more than 6 months ago.

This comes as the Israeli army has been waging a devastating war on Gaza since October 7, leaving tens of thousands dead and wounded, most of them children and women, according to Palestinian sources, which necessitated the trial of Tel Aviv before the International Court of Justice on the grounds of “genocide.”


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Ben Gvir calls for the execution of Palestinian detainees to solve “prison overcrowding”