Without chance of pardon, prisoners denied the right to hope
Beyond the impediment the new bill would place on negotiating release of future Israeli captives, it also raises humanitarian questions.
The bill approved Sunday by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation will, if approved by the Knesset, amend the Basic Law on the President of the State (1964), and limit the authority of the president to issue pardons. Under the proposed legislation, if a person...
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