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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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