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November 5, 2015 6:53 am

In Attempt to Deter Attackers, Israel Approves Harsher Penalties for Stone Throwers

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Palestinian youth throwing stones at Israeli forces (illustration)

Palestinian youth throwing stones at Israeli forces. Illustrative photo: Dave Bender.

AP – A Palestinian rammed his vehicle into an Israeli police officer in the West Bank on Wednesday, seriously injuring him before he was shot and killed, police said. It was the latest in a nearly two-month rash of violence that has seen almost daily Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians and soldiers.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the officer was seriously wounded in the attack.

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