Minister Calls For Death Penalty For Halamish Killer

The murderer, Omar el Abed, receiving treatment at an Israeli hospital

Israel’s intelligence minister said Saturday that he would push for the death penalty for the 19-year-old Omar al-Abed, who burst in to the Salomon family’s house at the Halamish settlement and stabbed to death Yosef Salomon, 70, his daughter Chaya Salomon, 46, and son Elad Salomon, 36, during their Friday night meal.

Yisrael Katz said that Israel’s military court system already had statutes in place for the death penalty in cases like this.

In Israel, the death penalty is applicable only in limited circumstances, and has only been carried out once, in 1962, against the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Final Solution. Read more at Times Of Israel.

{ Israel Bureau}




  1. The state of Israel is looking very bad now in the eyes of the Jewish people worldwide. They see the failure and confusion of its so-called leaders. They see their indecisiveness and lack of leadership in the face of hardships. Without Torah, they are lost. Completely lost. They are trying to be like the Western Nations but they fail to realize that the “Jewish” state is to conduct itself to a higher authority.

  2. Killing him is nonsense. Kill him and bury him wrapped in pigskin – that could possibly have some impact. The crazies then believe they won’t get their insane version of paradise. There will be such uproar, but that’s the only way they’ll learn derech eretz. I don’t understand why it’s not brought up in Israel much more.

  3. The point of this article is, that while Israel has no death penalty on the books for such a scenario, the area where this murder took place is not under the jurisdiction of Israeli law, rather under Israeli military rule, which DOES have the power to give the death penalty.

  4. Israel had their chance to kill this monster when he was committing the attack. But they were too scared to do so because they were too worried about what the BBC or the NY times might wrote on their front page.
    Well when your life and death decisions are based on what some newspaper puts as their healine, you can’t expect to defend yourself with your full might.

  5. Most other countries, including the U.S. have the death penalty for terrorists, it’s long past due for Israel to put theze mass murderers to death also!!!

  6. How could they treat this beast in a hospital in a comfortable bed. Give him an infection and let him die from itYitzchok

  7. idiots what hill happen when some crazy jew will decide to kill arabs we will also have to imply the death penalty thats y there isnt one in the first place


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