Israeli authorities have decided there is more to deterrence in Jerusalem than simply imposing jail time.
Terrorists who hurled rocks at the city’s Light Rail cars and caused damage to its windows will now also be hit with civil lawsuits as well.
The State Attorney’s office will seek a fine of NIS 40,000 from any terrorist age 18 and up who causes damage in a rock attack on the Light Rail, according to the Hebrew-language Ynet site.
The civil unit of the State Attorney’s office is slated to present two claims in which it will demand the court to order the perpetrator to pay the fine for each window broken.
The NIS 40,000 equals the cost of replacing a standard train window, and is the amount paid by the municipality to CityPass, the company that owns the Light Rail line.
A large locomotive window costs three times as much: NIS 120,000.
Police officials believe that terrorists who are hit in the pocket in addition to other penalties hurt as much or more than when they are only hit with jail time.