Sunday, November 2, 2014

Israeli Govt. Ups Punishment for Stone Throwers; Stone Throwers at Motor Vehicles Can Get 20 Yrs.

Israel's government today (November 2, 2014) approved an amendment to the penal code that will stiffen punishment for throwing stones at motor vehicles, according to the Jewish Press website.

At its weekly cabinet meeting, the cabinet decided to add an amendment to the current penal code allowing judges to imprison a convicted terrorist for up to 20 years for throwing or casting stones or other objects at a motor vehicle.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the legislation in recent discussions on the disturbances in Jerusalem.

"Israel is taking vigorous action against terrorists and those who throw stones, fire bombs, and fireworks," the prime minister said at the start of today's cabinet meeting.

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