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Windows on the Jerusalem Light Rail smashed by Arab stone throwers.

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.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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    The Arabs rejected outright all the pertinent UN resolutions and therefore none of those UN resolutions are valid.
    There was also the Faisal Weizmann Agreement signed and executed in London on January 3, 1919 which recognized Palestine as a Jewish territory.
    The UN, other entities, other nations and organizations can put up flags for the fictitious Arab Palestinians. It does not mean nothing. Under International Law and treaties signed and executed by the Supreme Allied Powers after WWI. Arab states were created in Mesopotamia , Syria, Lebanon , etc totaling 5 million square miles.
    The Balfour Declaration was incorporated into international treaty and Palestine aka Israel which is about 75,000 square miles was assigned to be the reconstituted Jewish National Home it its historical ancestral indigenous territory going back over 3500 years. The Jewish people has a continuous habitation of Palestine aka Israel for the past 4000 years and more.
    After 1948 the Arab countries persecuted and expelled over a million Jewish families and confiscated all their assets including over 110,000 square km. of land, which is about 6 times the size of Israel.
    Most of the million expelled Jewish families were resettled in Israel and now comprise over half the population of Israel.
    YJ Draiman

    If you feel it is moral to express your sympathy for those Arabs who colonized and occupy all but a sliver of land in the Middle East, those who stone women to death, execute gays and rape little children? Those who kill people indiscriminately, suicide bombers, teach hate and violence to their children!
    If you believe that making Judaism illegal in every Arab country is OK? Really? The Arabs have also forced most Christians out of their countries. You leave me no choice then, but to assess you moral indignation as meaningless lawless revolting and vile.
    I laugh in astonishment at what hypocrites and naked bigots you are.
    YJ Draiman

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