An upgraded counter terrorism law passed its first reading Thursday in the Knesset plenum.It's certainly time this was done.
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi) sponsored the bill. She told journalists it was intended to provide authorities with the many tools needed to “lead an effective battle against terrorist organizations, both in fighting their expanding activities and the funding that enables such activity.
“We believe that passing the Terror Act, in its current version is a necessary and vital step to advance the fight against terror,” she said. “In this fight, there is no ‘Left’ and ‘Right,’” she emphasized.
[...] Under the new law, administrative detentions will be legalized, and those who support terrorism will receive up to three years’ imprisonment. The definition of terror support will include posting praises of terrorism online, waving flags connected with terror activity, etc.
In addition, accomplices to such crimes will receive the same penalties as perpetrators.
The maximum prison term will be raised to 30 years for terror-related crimes as well.
"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."
Friday, September 04, 2015
ISRAEL PASSES TOUGH NEW ANTI-TERRORISM LAW
The Knesset approved the first reading of a bill for improvements in countering terrorism:
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