Stone throwers could be jailed for 10 years under new Israeli bill

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Protesters who throw stones at moving vehicles could be jailed for up to 10 years following the approval on Sunday of a bill by an Israeli ministerial legal committee.

The bill, which faces a series of parliament readings before coming into effect, would amend an existing law that allows stone throwers to be jailed for 20 years, but only if it can be proven they intended to inflict harm.

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