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Gantz vows ‘heavy hand’ against settler violence, calls assailants ‘terrorists’

A Palestinian examines damage to a shop allegedly from Jewish extremist stone-throwing in Huwarra, near Nablus, on January 24, 2022. (courtesy)
A Palestinian examines damage to a shop allegedly from Jewish extremist stone-throwing in Huwarra, near Nablus, on January 24, 2022. (courtesy)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz pledges to act against recent acts of settler violence “with a heavy hand.”

“Anyone who throws stones, torches vehicles, or uses weapons… is a terrorist and that is how we will treat them,” he says.

“I recently convened a number of discussions on the subject, and we are in the midst of a process aimed at strengthening the forces on the ground, building up the force together with police and the Shin Bet, and concentrating operational and legal resources [in the effort],” Gantz adds.

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