The Knesset plenum Monday evening gave final approval to a bill which excludes jailed terrorists from an arrangement which allows the Israel Prison Service’s parole board to release a convict who has completed at least two-thirds of his/her sentence if it believes the convict meets the criteria determined by law.
“Every murderer will know that he will spend the rest of his life behind bars,” MK MikiZohar (Likud) said. “This is relevant for those who commit acts of terror and tell themselves that a third of their sentence will be deducted. This is why this legislation is so important, so that every convicted terrorist will know that once his sentence is handed down, there are no shortcuts.
When the bill was initiallyproposed Dan Landau, whose daughter Michal Salomon witnessed the murder of her husband during the terror attack in Neve Tzuf, addressed the committee members and said “For the rest of her life my daughter will hear the sounds of her husband fighting for his life and getting stabbed over and over again.
She will not stop seeing his stabbed body and the image of him taking his final breath. On behalf of my grandchildren, who were scared to death thinking that the murderer was about to enter their room, who heard the sounds of their father being slaughtered, I stand here to represent my daughter’s wish that other women do not experience what she did.”