Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Cabinet approves police closure on Jerusalem, punitive measures

Israel’s security cabinet approved early Wednesday the revocation of residency status for Palestinians who carry out attacks and the police closure of occupied East Jerusalem.

Israeli police are now entitled to "impose a closure on, or to surround, centers of friction and incitement in Jerusalem, in accordance with security considerations," according to reports by Israeli news site Haaretz.

The cabinet also called in army reinforcements for police in cities and main roads, and 300 security guards are expected to be stationed on and around public transportation. The reinforcements will cost 80 million shekels ($20.6), the report said.

Also according to the new measures, the permanent residency status of Palestinians who carry out attacks will be revoked and their property confiscated. more


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