Israel announces series of punitive measures against Palestinian terrorism
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
October 4, 2015 20:33
After consultations with top army brass and senior security officials, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced a series of punitive measures aimed at deterring Palestinians from carrying out attacks similar to the deadly assaults which killed four Israelis in the last week.
Netanyahu, who had convened the emergency meeting with Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, Israel Security Agency director Yoram Cohen, and the acting chief of police Bentzi Sau.
"I'd like to send condolences to the families of those murdered and to wish a speedy recovery to the wounded," Netanyahu said at the end of the meeting. "We are in the midst of a bitter war to the end against Palestinian terrorism."