If a person dies as a result of rock-throwing, the thrower will be considered to have murdered him or her, if a new bill proposed by MK Nurit Koren (Likud) becomes law.
Koren submitted the bill on Thursday, in response to the death of Alexander Levlovich after rocks were thrown at his car on Rosh Hashana.
The legislation states that if someone’s death was caused directly or indirectly because of terrorist rock-throwing, the person charged with throwing the rocks will be considered to have committed murder, which carries a life sentence.
“A rock is a weapon in every way, and therefore, in a case that someone’s death is caused by rock-throwing the punishment must be serious,” Koren stated. “When a person throws rocks at a person or car, he is doing so in order to cause bodily harm, and must be punished to the full extent of the law.”
“As far as the law and the punishment are concerned, a rock is the same as a gun,” she added.