Israel Considers Harsher Jail Sentences For Stone Throwers
In an attempt to restore calm, Israel's cabinet has approved harsher jail sentences for those convicted of throwing stones in Jerusalem.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | November 3, 2014
In Israel's latest bid to restore calm in east Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet has approved a jail sentence of up to 10 years for anyone convicted of throwing stones at Israeli vehicles, and the state doesn't need to prove intent to harm.
In Netanyahu's words, the proposal is designed "to return quiet and security to every part of Jerusalem."
But as a law professor at Hebron University of Jerusalem told Bloomberg, "The concern is that it could hurt people who didn't intend to harm or kill someone."