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  5/28/2012, Sivan 7, 5772

Lee Zeitouni Law Seeks to Block Return of Fugitives


A new law would prevent two French Jews suspected in the hit-and-run death of 25-year-old Lee Zeituni from returning to Israel unimpeded, according to Israel Defense Forces Radio. Under the current law, the two - who want to be tried in France - could be convicted there and serve their sentences, after which they would no longer be considered fugitives in Israel, and could enter the country, become citizens, and take advantage of new-immigrant benefits. The law, co-sponsored by Yariv Levin (Likud) and Dalia Itzik (Kadima) would prevent people tried in other countries for crimes committed in Israel from entering Israel, let alone becoming citizens.

Friends of Lee Zeitouni are behind the initiative. They promised to continue their steps to curb the freedoms of the alleged hit-and-run drivers, adding that they would not stop with the proposed legislation.