Speaking to Galei Tzahal (Army Radio), Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz explained he feels the expulsion of families of terrorists would serve as a deterrent to bring a halt to the current wave of Palestinian terror. Katz told Assaf Lieberman that he continues to push the initiative over the objections of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit.
Katz feels that the First and Second Intifadas had different characteristics and today, this is a war against ISIS and radical Islam and therefore, there must be a deterrent in place suitable to address these realities. He feels the role of government is to overcome the difficulties with the legal system providing the necessary tools to accomplish this. He stated the government must also make certain that Jews are not murdered, and this is what the government will do. He is confident the legal system will accommodate this and the law will be amended if necessary.
“The law received a broad consensus in the Knesset and the public” added Katz, explaining the Prime Minister is continuing to work with the Attorney General, asking him to review the call to expel the families of terrorists towards preventing future attacks.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)