Photo Credit: Gershon E Linson / Flash 90
PM Benjamin Netanyahu visits the Oz VeGa'on Forest dedicated to the memory of the three yeshiva students murdered in Gush Etzion by Hamas terrorists in June 2014.

Families of Arab terrorists will lose their permits to work in pre-1967 Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday during a visit to Gush Etzion.

An Arab clan or family “know that it has in its midst someone who is extreme or someone liable to attack,” Netanyahu explained, “and a family like that does not have the right to work in Israel.”

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A number of Bedouin families in southern Israel have quietly contacted security personnel over the past weeks about relatives who were planning to carry out terror activities, according to sources who spoke with JewishPress.com. “There have been a number of parents, and in several cases, brothers or fathers or both, who have taken the initiative to call authorities and prevent attacks,” the sources said.

While it is certainly true that blocking the ability to work in Israel might hurt some Arab families, those with any deep or passionate ideological ties to terror are not likely to be disturbed by this turn of affairs. The Palestinian Authority government, and a number of foreign Arab governments guarantee generous monthly salaries to the families of any Arab who is injured, imprisoned or who dies as a “shahid” or “martyr” on the altar of attempting to murder an Israeli or Jew. Those payments, in fact, may be even higher than any monthly salary earned by the prospective “shahid” who might otherwise be seeking employment either in Israel or the PA.

In addition to revoking work permits and blocking others, the prime minister said that bypass roads may be built to circumvent the high-risk areas presented by the current wave of terror, such as the Gush Etzion junction.

Netanyahu went to pay his respects at the site, where numerous terror attacks have taken place in recent weeks. The latest one resulted in Sunday’s stabbing death of 21-year-old Hadar Buchris, z’l, who was laid to rest Monday in Jerusalem.

The prime minister was accompanied to the site by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Deputy IDF Chief of Staff Maj.-Gen. Yair Golan and other top officials. During the visit he met with Gush Etzion regional council head Davidi Pearl, Efral local council head Oded Ravivi and Kiryat Arba local council head Malachi Levinger.

Netanyahu told the officials other measures are in store for further tightening security as well: alongside the other actions, every vehicle driving with Palestinian Authority plates on the main roads will be inspected.

He also said the government is preparing to “deal with” the incitement being disseminated on social media, using ‘various means.’ However, Netanyahu did not elaborate, nor did he offer any explanation.

The prime minister told angry Gush Etzion residents that security forces in the region have been increased, and enter Arab towns and villages to make numerous arrests.

“There is no limit on the activities of the IDF and the security services,” Netanyahu said. “On the contrary, there is full [government] support, and that is important.”

He added that during the second intifada, there were hundreds of deaths each year with armed attackers and suicide bombers. “We don’t have that now, and we are doing everything we can to ensure it won’t happen.”

During the 2002 Operation Defensive Shield that was carried out to trim back the terrorist activity in Judea and Samaria, he reminded the residents there were ‘terrorist command centers, and thousands of armed men’ in the territories. Because of Defensive Shield, Israel now operates freely in Judea and Samaria “to act against plots, attackers or weapons factories,” he said.

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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 Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

31 COMMENTS

  1. They need to find a way to stop the financial incentives that are coming to the family of shaheeds. Close the bank accounts, stop the transactions. Because as long as they are getting remunerated for these acts, there is no financial incentive to keep working – so who cares about losing Israeli work permits.

  2. Its more than time to deal with the barbarian palestinians crush their homes let them live in their filth like the pigs that they are the world can not tolerate these dangerous people who kill inocents and claim its ok because alah commands it for the land no arab countries want these vermin the world will be a much better place when they are gone

  3. Nothing short of repatriation back to Jordan & Egypt will ever stop ongoing attacks, periodic explosions of murder & injury. Repatriation can't return the hundreds of billions Israel's wasted trying to make thereligionofpeace.com civil west of the Jordan River as can be seen by perusing palwatch.org. But, repatriation will stop hundreds of billions from being lost and countless lives saved & injuries prevented.

  4. so as long as there are less deaths per year than the last intifada, we are supposed to be satisfied? so the next daugher, son, wife, husband, mother, father that dies doesn't matter because the numbers haven't added up to the last intifada? how about a few people from the g0v lose some loved ones? maybe then they'll start to care.

  5. All Bibi's efforts are worthless against these Muslims. The answer is that every dead Muslim must be publicly wrapped in pigskin and the body dumped into the sea. Every male terrorist alive must be castrated and females blinded..
    And dont let me hear the crap about "this is not the Jewish way". Jewish lives matter and that policy will stop the terrorists . To hell with world condemnation.

  6. Gary, The choice to "accept them" isn't theirs. They lost the war. Their population may be repatriated if Israel only had the brains, courage, & decency to do it, which is very far from probable. Sorry, going after symtoms won't stop the cancer of thereligionofpeace.com

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