2. ARMY WANTS TO DEPORT TERRORISTS' FATHERS AND BROTHERS
Army forces have destroyed the home of one of the Emanuel-attack
terrorists, as well as that of the man who dispatched the two suicide
terrorists to the next day's attack in Tel Aviv. Even more significantly,
IDF troops arrested some 20 family members of the terrorists - fathers and
brothers - with the purpose of deporting them to Gaza. Attorney-General
Elyakim Rubenstein is reportedly against the move, however, saying that
only those with a clear connection to terrorism may legally be
deported. IDF sources said the move is aimed to show the terrorists that
their crimes would cost them a heavy price.
Opposition leader MK Yossi Sarid (Meretz), not surprisingly, objects: "Who
knows, maybe the family members are even against the attacks, and now they
will be punished for a crime they didn't commit?" he said on Israel Radio
today. The Yesha Council, on the other hand, said that they should not be
deported to Gaza, but "outside of Israel altogether."