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Israeli minister: We must strengthen control over East Jerusalem

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Likud Minister Zeev Elkin called on the government to direct more resources to East Jerusalem and sanction Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah if they continue their incitement against Israel.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) listens to Foreign Affairs and Defence committee chair Zeev Elkin during a committee meeting at parliament in Jerusalem June 2, 2014. Netanyahu warned on Sunday against any international rush to recognise a Palestinian government due to be announced under a unity pact between the Fatah and Hamas Islamist groups.REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3RRU6
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“It’s not enough to deal with the security aspects of this wave of terrorism. At the same time, we must intensify our supervision and control over the school system and media in East Jerusalem. Otherwise we cannot fight against the shaping of ideas that lead to terrorism,” said Immigrant Absorption Minister Zeev Elkin, a member of the diplomatic-security Cabinet, in an interview with Al-Monitor.

Elkin, a Likud member, also proposes punitive measures against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for his anti-Israel incitement, for example by pulling his VIP pass or imposing economic sanctions against him.

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