Legislation looks to strip terrorists and their families of Israeli citizenship, residency

 

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Following the June 16 terrorist attack in Jerusalem, in which Israeli Border Police Staff Sgt. Hadas Malka was murdered, lawmakers submitted legislation Monday proposing to strip terrorists of their Israeli citizenship and revoke their relatives' residency and work permits.

Israeli MK Robert Illatov (Yisrael Beytenu) who sponsored the bill seeking to strip terrorists their citizenship or residency. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel Hayom obtained a copy of the bill, which states before any accused terrorist or his or her relatives have their citizenship, residency or work permits revoked, the interior minister will allow the permit holder a chance to prove that he or she was un-involved in the act. If they are innocent, the permits will remain valid.

The bill also stipulates that in cases where citizenship or residency and work permits are revoked, the holders will also lose eligibility for benefits from the National Insurance Institute.

MK Robert Ilatov (Yisrael Beytenu), who submitted the bill, said, "We will no longer allow the absurd [situation] in which terrorists and those who aid terrorism carry blue [Israeli] ID cards and enjoy the rights and benefits of citizens, while acting to annihilate us."

Posted on June 19, 2017 .