Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed, on Thursday, that Israeli occupation authorities would order the “strongest possible response” to any future Palestinian civil protests, what he referred to as “riots”, in occupied Jerusalem.
The Jerusalem Post quoted Netanyahu as saying that: “United Jerusalem was, and will always remain, the capital of Israel. Every attempt to harm its people will be met with a stronger response. We will return peace and security to Jerusalem.”
Netanyahu made these remarks while holding a consultation session at the occupation’s police headquarters, with the participation of the Public Security Minister, Inspector General of the Israeli Police, head of the Israeli Security Agency and Jerusalem mayor.
Netanyahu ordered more armed reinforcements around the city of Jerusalem to suppress any moves by Jerusalemites to protest against apartheid policies and occupation.
Instructions were issued to the leadership of the Israeli police in Jerusalem to tighten the punitive measures and financial penalties against all stone throwers.
Meanwhile, Al-Quds newspaper reported that the Inspector General of the Israeli police, Yohanan Danino, conveyed that he is expecting every occupation officer to act quickly to any “run-over attack” similar to what happened on Wednesday.
Abdul Rahman Al-Shaloudi died from his injuries on Wednesday after being shot by police in occupied Jerusalem when he ploughed into nine settlers as he lost control of his vehicle in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood. The occupation authorities claim that the young man had deliberately run over Israelis who were standing near the tram station.