Events of the past two days are serious incidents that are part of a criminal ideology of extremists who want to out themselves above the law, said Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar (Likud) on Wednesday.
Sa'ar was responding to Tuesday night's arson attack on a mosque, as well as Monday night and Tuesday morning's settler violence. The latter incidents involved attacks on IDF property and personnel, during which young settlers threw stones at passing vehicles, attacked an IDF brigade commander and infiltrated and vandalized an army base in the West Bank.
"The state must act in the most serious manner in order to enforce the law," said Sa'ar in an interview with Army Radio.
"Imprisonment is justified in these cases, because these are dangerous people. In a legal sense, I believe that we can classify them as a terrorist organization," the education minister stated.