Security cabinet decides to ‘strengthen settlements,’ seal off terrorist’s home

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

The security cabinet decides on a series of responses to recent terror attacks, including new measures to “strengthen settlements,” the Prime Minister’s Office says after a late night meeting. The exact nature of the measures will be announced this week.

The security cabinet also decides to seal off the house of the terrorist who carried out Friday’s Jerusalem shooting attack, before it is destroyed.

The ministers elect to cancel National Insurance and other benefits for families of terrorists that support their actions.

On Sunday, a law nullifying the national ID number of terrorists’ family members who support attacks will be debated in the meeting of the full cabinet.

In order to prevent future attacks, the process for attaining gun permits will be streamlined and will be opened to more citizens.

Additional soldiers and police will be deployed, and security forces will embark on a series of operations to gather intelligence, confiscate illegal firearms and carry out arrests.

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