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Knesset Passes Anti-Terror Reforms

Palestinians rioting (Photo: flickr/theisraelproject)

While much of the world ignores the terror at its doorstep, the Jewish state continues to face the evil intent on its destruction. The Times of Israel reports that the Knesset has passed a set of anti-terror laws that will allow Israel to better battle those who would do her harm:

The legislation defines terrorism as an action or threat done out of a “political, religious, nationalistic or ideological” motive, which is designed to sow fear or apply pressure on the government or international organizations. The definition requires there to be “serious harm” to people, the public safety and health, property, religious sites — including graves — infrastructure, the economy, or the environment.

The law does not differentiate between Jews and Palestinians or soldiers and civilians.

The law also outlines procedures to designate terror groups as such, seize their assets, and detention laws for terror suspects...

Terrorists who carry out a mass casualty attack will receive life sentences. Those who use chemical or radioactive weapons or target “sensitive sites” will similarly get life sentences.

The leader of a terror group that carries out a lethal attack would receive a life sentence with 25 years mandated for a non-deadly attack. Members holding administrative positions in the terror organization would received 10 years in prison.

Membership in a terror group that carries out an attack would also carry prison time: recruiters get seven years, and accomplices five years...

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