An Israeli man has been sentenced to life in prison for masterminding the abduction and brutal murder of a Palestinian teenager in 2014. The below NPR article has the details.
Israel has no death penalty. The only actual execution ever carried out in the modern Jewish state was the hanging of convicted Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann back in the early 1960s. Otherwise, in my view, this defendant would have easily merited the death penalty.
The important point to note here is that Israel has a fully functioning justice system that is capable of carrying out justice when one of its own commits crimes against Palestinians whether the accused is a civilian or military person. Contrast that with the Palestinians, who not only fail to punish their own when they commit acts of murder and terrorism against Israelis, but actually celebrate them, pay support to their families, and name squares after them.
When this Arab teenager was hideously murdered, Israelis did not dance in the streets. They did not pass out candy. They did not hide and protect the killers. Instead they worked to find the killers and bring them to justice.
This should serve as a teaching point for all those American college students who are protesting everything Israel does. It serves to tell us that they are supporting the wrong side-notwithstanding the actions of these particular Israeli killers.