Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef came out Saturday night against capital punishment, saying that implementing the death penalty in Israel would put Jews abroad in danger, and adding that religious authorities have “always opposed capital punishment.”
“This year we thwarted 400 significant attacks, including 13 suicide attacks, eight kidnapping attempts, and 94 martyrdom attacks. We have thwarted 1,100 potential attacks by isolated terrorists, while 54 attacks by lone terrorists have succeeded this year, compared to 108 last year.”
The ring, which officials said successfully provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hamas cells in Hebron, was planning to build a cement factory with millions of dollars in Hamas financing that would serve as a front for money laundering.
The command center included dozens of activists who worked to strengthen Hamas’ presence in Judea and Samaria, providing financial support of the families of terrorists and organizing student groups within Hamas