Interior Minister to revoke residency of terrorists?

Interior Minister Deri weighs revoking residency status of 12 Arabs involved in terror.

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Aryeh Deri
Aryeh Deri
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Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) announced on Monday that he had informed 12 Jerusalem Arabs that their status as permanent residents may be revoked in accordance with an amendment made last week to the Entry into Israel Law.

All of those Deri spoke to are either members of Hamas or otherwise involved in terror. Some of them were directly involved in terror attacks, and others were indirectly involved.

"The murder of Israelis, and the involvement in terror attacks against citizens, is the most serious violation of trust between a resident and his country," Deri said. "The same goes for active and significant involvement in terror organizations."

"Residents and citizens who endanger the Israeli public and present a threat to our security should know that their status is in danger, in addition to the other punishments. I will do everything I can to fight terrorists and all those involved with and aiding terror."

Last year, Deri revoked the residency of 11 relatives of Fadi Al-Qunbar, the terrorist who perpetrated the attack in Armon Hanatziv in which 4 soldiers were murdered.

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