While Israel must constantly guard against attacks from the terrorist enemies that surround her, that is not the only violence faced by Israeli people. The Times of Israel's Michael Bachner reports that PM Netanyahu is heading up a new committee meant to address domestic violence, vowing to punish men who are abusive to women:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that he considers violence against women a form of terrorism and vowed to allocate funds to fight it, a day after widespread protests against government inaction on the matter. A new committee on the matter resolved to promote a law forcing abusers to wear tracking bracelets to ensure they don’t violate restraining orders...
At the start of a discussion at a new ministerial Knesset committee dedicated to combating domestic violence, Netanyahu said, “I view violence against women as terrorism, unequivocally.
“You don’t combat terrorism just by taking care of the victim,” he said. “Terror victims must be taken care of, but nobody would dare think we would combat terrorism without dealing with the terrorists...”
“We need to help abused women on the one hand, and on the other hand punch these abusive men or abusive husbands in the face,” he added. “Both have to come together...”