IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME: Israeli Knesset approves prison sentences for terrorist pieces of **** under age 14
Minors under 14 who committed a nationalistically-motivated crime may start receiving prison sentences, if a bill authorized by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation Sunday becomes law.
The proposal by MK Anat Berko (Likud) differentiates terrorism, defined as crimes motivated by nationalism, from other crimes, for which minors under 14 cannot receive prison sentences.
The bill states that anyone under 14 who commits an act of terrorism will be kept in a locked children’s home until he or she turns 14, at which point he or she can be sent to prison.
Earlier this month, Palestinian cousins aged 12 and 13 stabbed a security guard on a light-rail car in Jerusalem’s Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood.
Berko said she plans to accelerate the bill’s passage into law as much as possible, because it could save lives.
“As long as the Palestinians recruit minors while knowing that the Israeli law does not have a real response to minor terrorists under age 14, we can only expect the phenomenon to spread, with the thought that anyway Israeli law enforcement will send the minors back home after they commit the acts,” Berko stated.
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation also conditionally approved a bill by MK Robert Ilatov (Yisrael Beytenu) that is the latest of several iterations of legislation meant to limit donations organizations can receive from foreign governments or entities funded by foreign governments.
According to Ilatov’s proposal, funding from a foreign country would not be exempt from income tax and any corporation, organization or
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