A masked Palestinian protester gestures towards Israeli security forces as others take cover during clashes in the West Bank town of Tulkarem on November 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JAAFAR ASHTIYEH
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Israel's lawmakers have voted to impose a minimum three-year jail sentence on stone throwers, the Knesset website said, weeks after the premier vowed "war" on those who pelt security forces with rocks.The new law was backed by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who declared "war" in September on stone throwers.The law adopted by the Knesset stipulates that judges would only be able to issue suspended sentences to stone throwers in exceptional circumstances.
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