Thursday, September 24, 2015

Israel Tightens Crackdown on Palestinian Stone-Throwers

(Reuters) Israel will impose a minimum four-year jail term on Palestinian petrol bombers and rock throwers and will ease open-fire regulations and impose harsher fines, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday.

The Israeli leader's "Security Cabinet" of senior ministers agreed measures aimed at quelling a recent rise in roadside attacks against Israeli vehicles in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.

"The Security Cabinet unanimously adopted a series of measures within the framework of our fight against stone throwers, petrol bombs and flares," Netanyahu said in a recorded televised statement.