Netanyahu Tells Courts: Israel Must Impose Harsh Penalties on Stone-throwers

  • 9 years ago
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has joined Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan's criticism of the Israeli court system's methods of dealing with the legal punishments given to stone-throwers.
Netanyahu stressed Sunday that he wants severe minimum sentences to be imposed on those who throw stones or firebombs.
"This is a norm that should apply to every citizen of Israel, every resident of Israel and every judge in Israel," said Netanyahu.
Netanyahu also discussed the escalating violence on Temple Mount, and said it was not Israel that was trying to change the status quo at the holy site.
According to Netanyahu, it is the Muslim Brotherhood, the Palestinian Authority and the Islamist Movement in Israel that are flaming the tensions there.