In response to the wave of terror that has struck Jerusalem in recent days, Culture Minister Miri Regev (Likud) will present to the Cabinet on Sunday a bill denying social security benefits to individuals and the families of minors who engage in terrorism.
Rock-throwing and firebombing will be considered acts of terror according to the new piece of legislation.
"The situation in Jerusalem has become serious and dangerous," Regev said, explaining the bill. "Terrorism violates the security and sense of security of the residents of the city and it must be stopped by harsh measure of deterrence."
"Most of the rock-throwers and firebombers are minors incited by terror organizations," she continued. "Punishments against minors are very limited and they take advantage of it. Parents will now take responsibility for the terrorist acts committed by their children."
"On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, we received a painful reminder that rocks kill," Regev noted. "It is inconceivable that murderers and their families should receive social security benefits from the state."
"The government of Israel must ensure Alexander Levlovitz's family that its tax money won't go to fund the families of terrorists throwing rocks. The time has come to put an end to this farce – residents who attack Israel and its citizens, in any way, will not receive support."
"I intend to promote the law via the government with all the relevant ministries as quickly as possible," Regev vowed. "I also expect Zionist parties in the opposition to raise a hand in favor of this bill, which rests on common sense – the state will not use tax dollars of its residents to fund those engaged in terror against them."
"There is no compromise in the struggle for the security of Jerusalem – whoever would harm its sovereignty and quiet will pay a heavy price in every aspect," she concluded.