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September 2, 2015 12:37 pm

Netanyahu Mulls Boosting ‘Zero Tolerance’ on Stone- and Fire-Bomb Throwers

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a new committee to be formed to examine the death penalty for terrorists. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering harsher measures against rock-throwers and firebombers. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened top security officials on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing security situation in Jerusalem and on a major highway leading to the capital after a spate of recent attacks.

According to a statement from the prime minister’s office, Netanyahu made it clear that that he cannot accept the current situation in which stones and firebombs have been thrown along the main route to and within Jerusalem.

“The policy is zero tolerance for stone-throwing and zero tolerance for terrorism,” Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu ordered that additional police units will be placed along Highway #443 along with stepped up intelligence and observation efforts. The government is also looking into adding cameras and lighting along the route.

Also being considered is changing the open-fire orders regarding stone and firebomb throwers, as well as minimum sentences for those offenses.

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