Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will convene an “emergency meeting” over recent Palestinian attacks, an official at his office said Monday, hours after a man died from wounds sustained when rocks were thrown at his car and violence broke out at Jerusalem’s most sensitive
holy site for a second day in a row. Netanyahu will hold the consultations with top ministers Tuesday night after the Jewish new year holiday of Rosh Hashanah ends. “The prime minister views with great severity the throwing of rocks and fire bombs against Israeli citizens and intends to fight the phenomena by all means, including increasing punishment and enforcement,” the official said anonymously according to protocol. The announcement came several hours after a Jewish man died from wounds sustained when rocks were thrown at his car. Spokeswoman Luba Samri said the man was injured early Monday as his vehicle was attacked while returning from a meal marking the Jewish new year. She said the identity of the attackers is unknown but they are likely from a nearby Arab neighborhood.