Israel approves sniper fire and 4 year mandatory prison sentences against stone throwers
Israel’s security cabinet voted unanimously Thursday evening to permit the use of sniper-fire against stone throwers in circumstances where an officer’s life is not at imminent risk. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed the changes and declared the increased measures were a “fight against those who throw rocks and firebombs, and shoot fireworks.”
“Until recently police would open fire only when their own lives were in danger. As of now, they will be permitted to open fire – and they will know that they have the right to open fire – when they face danger to any lives,” Netanyahu said.
In addition to relaxing the regulations on live-fire, Israel also approved harsher punishments for children. Minors aged 14 to 18 will now be sentenced in prison for throwing projectiles and their parents will face fines. Child welfare benefits will also be revoked for convicted children.
A mandatory minimum sentence of four years will be given to adults found guilty of throwing stones or firebombs with a possible maximum sentence of up to 20 years. The security cabinet noted that they will seek legislation in Knesset in order to authorize this maximum sentence.
Israel has invaded the West Bank, destroyed Palestinian homes, destroyed Palestinian farms, destroyed Palestinian livestock and destroyed Palestinian lives. Israel's illegal colonists have spread over the West Bank, casting out the Palestinians as if they were the invaders. Israel's IDF enforces these things with the barrel of a gun: sniping children (yes dead) in the process.
If these actions speak for zionism then zionism has been corrupted in Israel. Israel should be ashamed for what zionism has become.