JERUSALEM, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The Israeli government began deploying hundreds of soldiers to cities across the country to help police quell the attacks on Israelis by Palestinians.
The country's security cabinet met Tuesday to approve several measures after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged "aggressive steps" in response to the violence. Troops from six military units will assist police in cities and on roads.
An additional 300 security guards will be hired to be placed on public transportation throughout Jerusalem. The property of attackers will be confiscated and their permanent residency revoked.
"The Israel police is authorized to impose a closure on, or to surround, centers of friction and incitement in Jerusalem, in accordance with security considerations," it added.
There has been a stabbing nearly every day this month, mostly carried out by Palestinians, leaving dozens of Israelis dead or wounded. Tuesday, three Israelis were killed.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he will travel to Israel and the Palestinian territories in an effort to calm the violence.
"I will go there soon, at some point appropriately, and try to work to re-engage and see if we can't move that away from this precipice," he said.