'Terrorists Won't Receive Social Security'

PM Netanyahu will bring new law revoking rights of terrorists and their family members to a vote in the Cabinet.

Orli Harari and Elad Benari,

Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
Miriam Alster/Flash 90

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, along with Interior Minister Gilad Erdan, intends to bring a bill that will revoke the rights of those involved in terrorism to a vote in the next cabinet meeting.

The proposal, the wording of which has already been completed and handed over to the Attorney General for a legal opinion, would revoke the citizenship of Israelis involved in terrorism, and deny social rights from family members of citizens involved in terrorism who are sympathetic to or have identified with the actions of their family member.

"This is a complementary measure to the demolitions of homes of terrorists and those who identify with their acts of terrorism," Netanyahu said Monday evening.

“Anyone who acts against the State of Israel and calls to harm it will not receive social security from it,” he added.

Erdan announced on Saturday that he would be looking into the possibility of revoking the residency permits of Palestinian Arabs in Jerusalem participating in the ongoing deadly violence in the capital.

It followed his decision last week to revoke the residency status of the wife of one of the two terrorists who carried out the brutal attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem.

That decision came after revelations that family members of the attackers - cousins Uday and Ghassan Jamal, who were shot dead by police at the scene - held celebrations and handed out candy after hearing of the gruesome rampage involving meat cleavers and a pistol.

Israel is looking at several steps to quell the rising wave of Arab terrorism that has escalated in recent months, one such measure being the demolition of terrorists' homes in a deterrent move that has been hit by U.S., EU and UN criticism.

Another deterrent move being eyed is a proposal by MK Danny Danon (Likud) to remove child stipends from the parents of children who throw rocks.




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