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IDF expected to seek death penalty for killers of Fogel family

Death sentences were occasionally handed down against terrorists in the early years of the state, but were always commuted.

By Chaim Levinson
20.05.11

The army will apparently seek the death penalty for the murderers of five members of the Fogel family in the West Bank settlement of Itamar in March. This would be the first time it has sought a sentence of death since the mid-1990s.

Such a request would most likely be purely symbolic, since the only case in which a death penalty was ever actually carried out in Israel was that of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in 1962. Death sentences were occasionally handed down against terrorists in the early years of the state, but were always commuted. Such kind of death sentences were handed down against Fedayun infiltrators in 1956, a hand grenade thrower in 1972,terrorists who set a bus bomb and explosive device (1971-72), one of the terro

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Added: May-20-2011 Occurred On: May-20-2011
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