Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan in a Facebook post on Tuesday night spoke of the need to stiffen penalties against rock-throwers, in order to establish deterrence against what he said are "murderers in every sense”.
"I will not allow this phenomenon to continue. Rock-throwers are murderers in every sense”, Erdan said, adding “they must not be able to be released on bail or after given community service. This is not how you establish deterrence!”
Erdan said that in the current state of affairs “the odds that any of them [rock throwers] will be sentenced to years in prison are nil,” and that this reality “is an unacceptable situation”.