Hi! I'm a death-penalty loving hatemonger and granny librarian, and I'm guest blogging on Rachel's site, in a probably futile attempt to pump up my own feeble site. Here goes:
Israel needs the death penalty--and damn soon. Whether Hez kidnapped Israeli soldiers to achieve the release of prisoners is doubtful. They probably just felt like killing, torturing, and upsetting Jews and showing the world what big, bad guys they are.
However, the prisoners Hez says it wants released, particularly Samir Kuntar, could not even be used as a pretext if Israel had the death penalty, and used it. If it's good enough for Eichmann, it's good enough for Arab terrorists.
Israel has no qualms about targeted assassination. So why not the death penalty? These guys all want to rejoin Allah ASAP. It would be a real kindness to give them a helping hand.
Cross-posted at Miriam's ideas.