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May 31, 2015 12:57 pm

Israeli Government Approves Bill Cracking Down on Stone Throwers

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A Palestinian boy throws a stone at Israel's security fence. Photo: Justin McIntosh.

Reuters – Israeli cabinet ministers approved on Sunday legislation aimed at imposing tougher penalties on stone-throwers, a measure that stemmed from a wave of Palestinian protests last year in occupied East Jerusalem.

A draft law that won preliminary parliamentary approval late last year allowed for sentences of up to 20 years in jail for throwing a rock with the intent of causing bodily harm.

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