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Lapid says home demolitions ‘effective’

Finance Minister Yair Lapid says the demolition of terrorists’ homes is an effective means to deter further attacks.

“The terrorists must know that we will forcefully respond to their actions,” he tells Channel 2.

“We must think of new ways to deal with terror,” he adds.

Finance Minister Yair Lapid on September 7, 2014. (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Finance Minister Yair Lapid on September 7, 2014. (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Earlier in the day, Israel demolished the Silwan apartment of the family of Abdulrahman al-Shaludi, who rammed his car into a group of pedestrians last month, killing two people.

The finance minister also says Israel does not want to continue its control of the Palestinians, and adds that the government seeks a long term solution to the conflict.

 

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