` Ministerial Committee Approves Legislation Denying Amnesty to Palestinians ‘

 

#AceWorldNews – ISRAEL – May 11 – A ministerial committee in Israel has approved proposed legislation aimed at denying amnesty to Palestinians, who have been convicted of killing Israelis.

The bill would enable judges handing down life sentences to convicted killers to declare them ineligible for presidential pardons. The draft project will now head to the parliament.

If approved there, the bill could hamper efforts to re-start peace talks between Israel and Palestine, which collapsed after the reconciliation Fatah and Hamas.

Israel had initially released 78 prisoners, following a US brokered deal in July 2013, but is still to free a further 26.

The implementation of the law has been seen as a victory for the right-wing partners in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s governing coalition.

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