Deputy Finance Minister (Yesh Atid) Mickey Levy, a former Jerusalem Police Chief, told Channel 2 News “We are in a state of emergency”. Levy insists the government must invoke serious measures to halt the escalating Arab violence and terror attacks, which many have already dubbed The Third Intifada.
Levy says that the homes of terrorists must be razed, the identity cards of families revoked and then escort them to the PA (Palestinian Authority) to continue living out their lives. Those terrorists and their families that hold Israeli ID cards (residents) and some who are citizens, must lose those privileges and be ousted to understand there is a heavy price to be paid for their actions. He also feels Israel should not hand over the bodies of terrorists for burial.
Levy believes the attacks and the escalating violence can be contained but the government must authorize police and other agencies to act as they must.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)