Israeli interior minister revokes residency of synagogue terrorist’s wife

Israeli Interior Minister Gilad Erdan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Israeli Interior Minister Gilad Erdan on Wednesday decided to revoke the permit allowing Nadia Abu Jamil, the wife of one of the Palestinian terrorists who killed five Israelis at a Jerusalem synagogue on Nov. 18, to live in Israel.

Abu Jamil, whose husband was shot dead by police after he carried out the attack, was living in Israel as part of the family reunification process that allows non-Israeli spouses of Israelis to legally live in Israel. She will now need to leave Israel and will not be eligible for any social benefits accrued during her stay in the country.

“I have ordered the revocation of Nadia Abu Jamil’s permit,” Erdan said, according to Israel Hayom. “Anyone involved in terrorism should take into account that doing so could have negative implications for their families.”

“I have instructed the Interior Ministry employees to examine and recommend ways of expanding my authority as interior minister to revoke the permanent residency statuses and social benefits enjoyed by residents of east Jerusalem who encourage terrorism and incite to violence,” Erdan added.

Posted on November 26, 2014 .