Israel: 20 yrs prison for rock throwers

Ayelet Shaked, Israels new Minister for Justice has proposed a sentence of 20 years in prison for Palestinian boys throwing stones at Israeli forces.

Israel: 20 yrs prison for rock throwers

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported, Thursday, that Shaked is promoting legislation aimed at giving harsher punishment to stone-throwers, without having to provide proof the accused intended to harm anyone.

Shaked plans to add a new law, prohibiting the throwing of a stone or an object not only with the intention to cause harm, but also in order to interfere with or impede a police officer from performing his duties.

According to Days of Palestine Shaked's proposal would expand the law against rock throwing to expand punishments for individuals who throw rocks at police or police vehicles. Such attacks would be subject to a special penalty and harsher punishments would be imposed.

A new threshold will be set that does not require proving intent to cause harm, and the punishment for such an offense will be up to 20 years in prison.

Shaked, from the Jewish Home party, called for the murder and genocide of the Palestinian people the past summer, including mothers and children.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Mayıs 2015, 11:57