Prior to his appointment to the Defense Ministry, Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman boasted that if made Defense Minister, he would ‘crush the terror wave’ and restore security to Israel.
On Wednesday evening Liberman presented the first detailed plan towards that goal since assuming office in June.
The outline follows a carrot-and-stick approach to terror emanating from the Palestinian Authority, and includes benefits for towns not harboring terrorists, as well as punitive measures towards known terror centers.
Specifically, the plan would offer special privileges to 15 Palestinian Authority communities which have not been home to terrorists and which have maintained peaceful relations with Israel.
On the other hand, the 15 ‘worst offenders’ – towns which have had large numbers of locals become involved in terrorist attacks – will be deprived of all work permits into Israel, be subjected to more vigorous security checks, and face more arrests of residents suspected of terror ties. READ MORE