Gallant calls to sanction family members of terrorists

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant meets with top military officials, January 27, 2023. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant meets with top military officials, January 27, 2023. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)

Defense Minister Gallant during an assessment with top military officials calls to sanction family members of terrorists.

“I instructed the security establishment to increase defensive efforts with an emphasis on the area surrounding Jerusalem and to increase deterrence and preventative actions against anyone who is involved or plans to harm civilians,” Gallant says in a statement.

Gallant says he instructed his office to examine imposing sanctions against terrorists and their families.

“We will not allow a situation in which a person who receives rights from the State of Israel, murders Israeli citizens and remains a resident of the state,” he says.

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