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Michael L. Hana Levi Julian, Writing in The Jewish Press,...

Posted on the 15 September 2015 by Mikelumish @IsraelThrives
Michael L.
Hana Levi Julian, writing in The Jewish Press, tells us:
rock throwers fileSuspected Arab rock throwers have allegedly murdered a Jewish Israeli motorist as he was driving late Sunday night in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv...
Alexander Leiblovitch, 64, was driving the vehicle when it was hit by a barrage of rocks and careened out of control, striking an electricity pole at around midnight.
Leiblovitch was mortally wounded in the crash, stated Jerusalem District Police spokesperson Luba Samri.
“The driver who was involved in the accident… apparently as a result of rock-throwing … died at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center,” she told media.
Stoning Jews is a time-honored tradition in the Arab world and North Africa.  Western leftists like to think that Arabs stone Jews out of righteous opposition to the alleged "Israeli Occupation of Palestinian land," but this is false.
Arabs in the Middle East have indulged themselves in the Jew-Stoning Tradition for at least fourteen centuries.  The only difference is that now they claim to do it for reasons having to do with "social justice," rather than Koranically-based anti-Jewish malice.
Anyone familiar with my writings can easily predict my response to this kind of thing.  It is attempted murder and should be treated as such.  Anyone over the age of thirteen endeavoring to kill another person in Israel through stoning should be shot in the leg and thrown into either prison or a juvenile detention facility.  The parents of children who throw stones should be charged with a crime or heavily fined in order to discourage such behavior.
In any case, the Israeli government has an obligation to its citizenry to crack down on this kind of thing.  Netanyahu is calling an "emergency meeting" of the Security Cabinet in order to determine how they wish to proceed.
I very much hope that they come down hard.  They need to make it painfully clear that anyone in Israel who pelts anyone else with stones is going to pay a major price for that behavior.  Again, it is attempted murder and Israel needs to do whatever it must do to make it stop.
Each and every person in the picture above throwing stones should be identified, tried in court, and thrown in prison.  What's an appropriate prison term for attempted murder?  In California, anyone convicted of first-degree attempted murder - which means that "the attempted murder was willful, deliberate, and premeditated" - faces a life sentence in a California state prison facility with the possibility of parole.
Furthermore, "If the first-degree attempted murder was committed against a peace officer, firefighter, or other protected person who was engaged in the performance of his/her duties, you face the same sentence, but must serve a mandatory minimum 15-year sentence."
That sounds fair to me.

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