Life imprisonment in Israel
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During wartime, the death penalty is applicable for certain crimes in Israel. Life imprisonment is mandatory in all cases of murder, except in certain circumstances when the sentence is sometimes reduced. Life imprisonment is also used in cases of terrorism, as well as kidnapping and attempted murder. Israeli law also allows life sentences for juveniles under age 18 if convicted of murder. Israel is one of the few countries that allows this.
Life sentences are usually reduced to a sentence of 20-30 years, normally about 25 years, by the President, with the possibility of reduction of one-third of that sentence for good behavior.