On Saturday, a 13-year-old Palestinian boy shot at a group of Israeli civilians in Jerusalem, wounding two before one of them shot and wounded him. On Sunday, residents of a Palestinian village outside Ramallah in the West Bank said a group from a nearby Israeli settlement had burned one house and smashed doors and windows of another.
Netanyahu said making it easier for Israelis to get permits to carry guns would reduce violence: “We have seen, time and again … that heroic, armed and trained civilians save lives.”
Israeli authorities welded shut the doors and sealed the windows of the family home of Friday’s synagogue shooter, whose grandfather, the family said, was killed by an Israeli 25 years ago.
Netanyahu’s government also allowed the family house of Saturday’s 13-year-old shooter to be sealed even though no one had been killed, changing a standing policy.
Further steps were announced to strengthen settlements in the occupied…