Thursday, November 30, 2006

A Headline You'll Never See in Israel

3 Militants Condemned to Death...

But it appears in The Guardian, being reported from...Egypt.

A state security court on Thursday sentenced three Islamic militants to death for their involvement in suicide attacks that killed 34 people at Sinai resorts in 2004.

Younes Mohammed Mahmoud, Osama al-Nakhlawi and Mohammed Jaez Sabbah were found guilty of terrorism, murder, illegal possession of weapons and belonging to a terrorist group.

More than 100 people wounded in the bombings at the resorts of Taba and Ras Shitan on the Egyptian-Israeli border, an area popular with Israeli tourists. Eleven Israelis were killed.

You see, in Israel, we don't really have the death sentence and in the special cases that do exist (perpetrators of Nazi crimes against the Jewish people or by special military tribunal), it really isn't relevant to the war against terrorism.

True, we have targeted eliminations of terrorists but that is in a war situation.

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