Israeli Newspaper Maariv reported Friday, that Israeli judges and courts “go easy” on Israeli perpetrators who assault Palestinians, giving them “ridiculous” sentences, which would encourage such assaults. Maariv added that with the reduced sentences given to Israeli’s who assault Palestinians, these attacks are increasing drastically, and will continue to unless deterrent actions are taken.

The newspaper recollects several incidents of reduced sentences, one of the examples is an incident that happened last august where Palestinian Jamal Joulani was attacked by three Israeli in Jerusalem, and after a settlement with the court the charge of assault was dropped, and only a charge of encouraging violence remained, which will give the assailants a reduced sentence.

In another incident in February 2011, four Israelis killed Hussam ar-Rwaidi from Jerusalem, murder charges were dropped, and the murderer was sentenced to 8 years in prison.