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Relatives of Gaza hostages say stop talk of execution for Hamas...

Relatives of the hostages held by Hamas in Gaza are urging far-right Israeli lawmakers not to pursue capital punishment for captured Palestinian militants, as even talk of it could endanger the hostages. Some suspected gunmen were detained after Hamas breached the Gaza Strip border and went on a rampage, killing over 1,200 people and kidnapping others. Israel's Justice Ministry has formed a task force to discuss how to try the detainees and secure appropriate punishments. Far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir has called for the death penalty, which is dormant on Israel's law books. The relatives fear that the publicity around the capital punishment debate could invite reprisals and harm the hostages, who have already been threatened with execution by Hamas.

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