posted on Jan, 21 2004 @ 02:45 PM
Originally posted by EastCoastKid
Ah, but Israel does not have the death penalty.
That can be changed in exceptional circumstances, remember the mossad tracked down Adolf Eichmann and brought him back to Israel.
After World War II, Eichmann was captured by US troops. However, in 1946 he managed to escape from a prison camp. After many travels (mainly in Italy
and the Middle East) he settled in Argentina in 1950, under the name of Ricardo Klement, and brought his family to the country soon afterwards.
Kidnapped by Peter Malkin of the Mossad (Israeli secret service) on May 11, 1960 and flown to Israel as part of a covert operation, he faced trial in
front of an Israeli court in Jerusalem starting on February 11, 1961. He was indicted on 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against
humanity, crimes against the Jewish people, and membership in an outlaw organization.
The trial caused huge international controversy as well as an international sensation. The Israeli government deliberately fueled the sensation by
allowing news programs all over the world to broadcast the trial live without any restrictions. TV viewers saw a nondescript man sitting in a
bulletproof glass booth while witnesses, including many Holocaust survivors, were testifying against him and his role in transporting victims to the
extermination camps. The horrible descriptions of Nazi atrocities that often accompanied the testimony forced the entire world to face the reality of
the Holocaust and the evils of Nazi rule. During the whole trial, Eichmann insisted that he was only "following orders".
Convicted on all counts, Eichmann was sentenced to death (the only civil death penalty ever carried out in Israel) on December 2, 1961 and was hanged
on May 31, 1962 at Ramleh prison.
They could do the same to him