Israeli-Palestinian conflict


Israel’s cabinet authorizes police to close ‘centers of friction’ in Jerusalem

PUBLISHED Tue, October 13, 2015 - 7:35pm EDT

Israel's security cabinet has authorized police to close or surround "centers of friction and incitement" in Jerusalem, saying the measures are needed to deal with a recent wave of terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens. (more)

The security measures were outlined in a statement released by the Israeli government and followed a meeting of the Security Cabinet on late Tuesday night.

"The Israel Police is authorized to impose a closure on, or to surround, centers of friction and incitement in Jerusalem, in accordance with security considerations," the statement said. It did not say which specific areas could be closed as part of the new security measures.

Other steps announced include: the confiscation of property of terrorists who have carried out attacks, revoking the permanent residency rights of terrorists, and not allowing new construction at sites where terrorists have previously lived.

The Israeli security cabinet also decided to expand the operational police force and to recruit 300 additional security guards for public transportation in Jerusalem. IDF units will also be used to reinforce police in cities and along roads.

Israel's security cabinet is expected to reconvene on Wednesday afternoon.

  Statement from the Israeli government (click to expand)

Security Cabinet Approves Series of Additional Measures to Deal with the Wave of Terrorism

(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)

The Security Cabinet met yesterday evening (Tuesday, 13 October 2015) to continue its discussions on the security situation and approved a series of additional steps to deal with the wave of terrorism:

* The Israel Police is authorized to impose a closure on, or to surround, centers of friction and incitement in Jerusalem, in accordance with security considerations.

* In addition to the demolition of terrorists' homes, no new construction will be permitted at the site where a terrorist's home has been demolished.

* The property of terrorists who perpetrate attacks will be confiscated.

* The permanent residency rights of terrorists will be revoked.

* The operational force of the Israel Police will be enlarged and expanded.

* 300 additional security guards will be recruited for public transportation in Jerusalem at a cost of NIS 80 million.

* IDF units will reinforce the Israel Police in cities and along roads.

* The IDF will be instructed to deploy units in sensitive areas along the security fence in the immediate term. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directed that staff work be done on completing the security fence including in the southern Hebron Hills area.

The Security Cabinet will reconvene this afternoon (Wednesday, 14 October 2015), to deal with additional issues including incitement.

  Jerusalem        12 UPDATES



More Updates

 1 yr   Shooting attack at Sarona Market in Tel Aviv kills 4

              Four people have been killed and six others have been injured after a mass shooting at Sarona Market in central Tel Aviv, Israeli officials say. Two suspects were taken into custody near the scene. (more) Read More

  Tel Aviv, Israel        12 UPDATES


 1 yr   Tensions flare at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque

              Scuffles break out between Palestinians and Israeli security forces outside Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque after several Israelis violated visitation rules.

  Israel        12 UPDATES


 1 yr   Bomb explodes on board passenger bus in Jerusalem, injuring 21

              A bomb has exploded on board a passenger bus in Jerusalem, injuring nearly two dozen people and causing a second bus to catch fire, Israeli officials say. It was not immediately known who was responsible for the attacks. (more) Read More

  Jerusalem        12 UPDATES


 1 yr   Israeli soldier severely injured in stabbing attack, assailants killed

              A female Israeli soldier was severely injured after two Palestinian assailants stabbed her upper body on Thursday in the northern West Bank, according to Israeli security officials. Both of the attackers, identified as village residents aged 19 and 20, were killed at the scene by security forces.

  Israel        12 UPDATES


 1 yr   Palestinian kills American tourist as Biden visits Tel Aviv

              An American tourist has been killed and nine other people have been injured after a Palestinian man went on a stabbing spree in the Jaffa neighborhood of Tel Aviv, police say. (more) Read More

  Tel Aviv, Israel        12 UPDATES



Happening Now

Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, take hostages

Big loser in government shutdown would be military: Trump

U.S. government shutdown begins after lawmakers fail to act

Rock legend Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

READ: Las Vegas police release report on October massacre


Listen to "BNO News - Breaking News Radio" on Spreaker.


Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!


Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, take hostages

WATCH LIVE: Police provide update on Las Vegas massacre

Strong earthquake hits the Gulf of California, no tsunami alert

North Dakota Blue Alert: Ulises Villalobos wanted in Bismarck

13 siblings held captive at California home, parents arrested


Key Virginia House race ends in tie, to be determined at random

U.S. FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules

Rock star Johnny Hallyday, the ‘French Elvis,’ dead at 74

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, move embassy

2 arrested over terror plot to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May