Minister Katz: Time to change the policies in Judea and Samaria

Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz on Friday called for a change in the government’s policies in Judea and Samaria.

Principle among Katz’s proposals was for a total curfew to be imposed on areas which have produced terrorists. Katz also called for Palestinians to be banned from using roads on which attacks have taken place and demanded the freezing of Israeli work permits for residents of areas under curfew.

“We must impose a total closure on any area from which terrorists come out and prohibit Palestinian movement on roads in which attacks are carried out. We must also freeze work permits in Israel to residents of areas in which a closure is is imposed,” said Katz.

“We cannot allow a situation in which members of the security forces and civilians will be exposed to stabbings and car attacks because of the desire to allow the Palestinian population to live its life as usual. Those who give shelter rather than preventing terrorism will pay the full price until terrorism stops. In addition, we must deport the families of the terrorists and those who help them to Gaza and act firmly against the centers of incitement – including the territories of the Palestinian Authority,” he added.