Netanyahu weighs implementing special security court

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is exploring the creation of a special tribunal to deal with security issues, he reportedly told members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Wednesday. 

Two members of the committee reported Netanyahu's idea to Haaretz, who published a report on it Thursday morning. 

According to the report, the Prime Minister's Office confirmed Netanyahu had mentioned the possible establishment of such a court but would give no further details on the matter. 

The issue of the special tribunal came up during Netanyahu's rundown of the measures taken by the government against the wave of Arab terror targeting Israelis in the past month. 

MKs at the meeting estimate that Netanyahu would intend such a court to deal with issues such as the demolition of terrorists' homes, administrative detentions, and the revocation of residence status and/or citizenship of those convicted of terrorist actions. 

Netanyahu has in recent weeks been noticeably critical of the Israeli judiciary's slow pace in implementing punitive measures against terrorists, most notably over the Supreme Court's decision to delay the demolition of seven terrorists' houses. 

Some Knesset member questioned whether Netanyahu intended to establish an entirely new legal court or if the special tribunal would stem out of existing civilian and military courts. 

The Prime Minister reportedly declined to respond to these queries. 


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