The Security Cabinet approved a list of measures to combat the new wave of Palestinian violence. Prime Minister Netanyahu vowed to win the war against terror.
At an emergency Security Cabinet meeting late Monday night, Israel’s government decided on a new list of measures to combat the wave of Palestinian terror.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tasked Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked to establish a legal mechanism that would expedite the legal process required prior to the demolition of terrorists’ homes.
The cabinet also decided to increase the presence of security forces at flashpoints in Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria.
Thousands of police and IDF soldiers had already been deployed since the beginning of the violence last month.
Netanyahu also ordered the construction of bypass roads in Judea and Samaria that would circumvent areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority (PA), thus preventing further attacks against Israelis in the area.
Terrorists and inciters will be subjected to administrative detention, the cabinet said.
Netanyahu also demanded that police criminally charge the Arabs who witnessed the deadly stabbing attack on Nechemia Lavi and Aharon Benita and his family in Jerusalem on Saturday, ridiculing Bennett’s wife and refusing to help as she fled the scene.
“We will not accept a situation where a Jewish woman is stabbed, and not only do people not bother to help her, but they also curse her and kick her,” Netanyahu stated. “We will prosecute them to the full extent of the law.”
The cabinet also discussed expediting the process of passing laws ensuring minimum sentences for terrorists who throw rocks and firebombs as well as fining parents of minors who participate in these attacks.
“Tonight we approved stringent measures against terrorism by using a variety of means,” Netanyahu said. “We will continue to do whatever is necessary. Let us be clear – we will defeat terrorism, just as we have done in the past.”
By: Max Gelber, United with Israel
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