Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that Israel would use “all means” available to curb ongoing Palestinian terrorism and violence, and promised “to bring quiet back to the citizens of Israel.”
Following the speech — given at a special Knesset session — the security cabinet passed slew of new security measures to be implemented in the coming days, according to Channel 2 news.
The IDF will bolster its presence in Israeli city centers, while Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem Arab will be surrounded by security forces.
In addition to increasing active security forces, the new measures also aim to deter would-be-terrorists from perpetrating attacks.
Terrorists’ homes will reportedly be demolished within days of carrying out attacks and the residency status will be revoked for families of East Jerusalem terrorists who aren’t Israeli citizens.
So far, the families of five Palestinian terrorists who have murdered Jews are to receive demolition orders. They include the families of the men who killed Eitam and Naama Henkin, in a West Bank shooting attack some two weeks ago; the man who fatally stabbed Nehemia Lavi and Aharon Benita in Jerusalem 10 days ago; and the killers of Malachi Rosenfeld and Danny Gonen in shooting attacks in the West Bank earlier this year.
Speaking hours after a series of terror attacks Tuesday that left three people dead and several more injured, Netanyahu said he believed the measures “will lead the other side to the realization that terror doesn’t pay.”
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