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November 2, 2014 11:49 am

Rock-Throwers in Jerusalem Could Face Up to 20 Years in Prison

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JNS.orgAgainst the backdrop of growing violence in Jerusalem in recent weeks, the Cabinet of Israel approved an amendment on Sunday that authorizes courts to sentence rock-throwers to up to 20 years in prison.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has held a number of emergency meetings on the escalation in violence in the capital, has instructed ministers to push legislation against rock-throwers.

“Israel is taking aggressive action against terrorists, against rock throwing, against firebombs, and against fireworks. … We will legislate even more aggressive laws on this issue in order to restore calm and security to all parts of Jerusalem,” Netanyahu said at his weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, according to Israel Hayom.

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  • Jonah

    I hope it’s not a taxpayer supported prison. That’s like sentencing the tax payers to an unfair burden for twenty years. They should be forced to produce something in order to enhance the living conditions of israelis.

  • Craig

    It’s about time. The actions of rock-throwers has lead to the murder of Israeli civilians and permanent physical injuries in the past and it should be met with the same punishments as those charged with attempted murder and murder. The same punishment should by meted out to those launching explosives (fireworks).

    Thow the book at the rock-throwers.

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