Bennett advises IDF: Fight back in W. Bank

Naftali Bennett says he intends to submit plan for response to Judea and Samaria attacks to Defense Ministry.

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN,
May 10, 2013 06:34
Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett

Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem / The Jerusalem Post)

Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett has devised a plan for how the IDF should respond to the recent spate of terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria, Bennett revealed in an interview with The Jerusalem Post that will be published in Tuesday’s Shavuot supplement.

Bennett spoke two weeks after the stabbing murder of 31-year-old father of five Evyatar Borovsky and two months after Palestinian rock-throwers seriously wounded three-year-old Adele Biton.

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“There has been a significant downturn in security for the Jews living in Judea and Samaria,” Bennett said. “Rocks are being thrown on cars. Rocks kill. What is happening is not merely a violation of order. It’s terror.”

He intends to submit his plan to the Defense Ministry and the IDF. The plan will include new regulations for when the IDF and residents of Judea and Samaria are able to open fire to defend themselves.

“Right now people cannot defend themselves,” Bennett said. “I want anyone in danger of being harmed to be able to defend himself. In conflict areas there should be more forces, more checkpoints, more operations going into more Arab towns.”


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