Israel Passes Tough New Penalties Against Stone Throwers, Drawing Arab Objections

The Israeli parliament has approved a law that imposes stiff penalties on people convicted of throwing rocks at moving vehicles.
Under the law, stone throwers could face 10 years in prison, and up to 20 years if it is determined that they intended to seriously harm the occupants in a vehicle.
The lawmaker who sponsored the legislation said that one-third of arrests in Jerusalem are connected to stone throwing. He said: "You are picking on the person responding to major injustices.

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