Education Minister Shai Piron (Yesh Atid) reacted on Sunday night to the arrest of suspects in the murder of Palestinian Arab teen Mohammed Abu Khder.
"The murder of Mohammed Abu Khder is the embodiment of evil and harm to humanity. The murderers must be dealt with as any other murderers of children," he said.
Piron added, "The murder harms the fabric of relations between Jews and Arabs, who are trying, with great effort, to weave a joint society which is founded on the values of mutual respect. We must send a clear message: murder and violence are not the way of the State of Israel and not the way of the Jewish people. We must do everything we can to ensure that such shocking incidents do not recur. We must not let the murderers achieve their nefarious goal. These are the moments where a leadership, which considers itself responsible for the continued existence of Israel, is tested.”