Will Netanyahu veto bill expelling families of terrorists?

Ministers to debate Jewish Home-sponsored bill on Sunday that would allow Israel to deport the families of terrorists.

Tzvi Lev,

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The Jewish Home will advance a bill to the ministerial committee for legislation on Sunday that would allow Israel to deport the families of terrorists.

Currently, the law only allows Israel to deport terrorists' families if the defense establishment can prove that they constitute a clear and present danger to the public.

A recent survey commisioned by the magazine B'Sheva found that the measure included overwhelming support among the Israeli public, with 86% of Israelis support the expulsion of terrorist families while only 7% opposed it. In addition, 74% of respondents said that Israel is acting too soft against terrorism.

Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett announced last week that he would promote the bill following a recent wave of terrorism in Judea and Samaria. The bill was supposed to be voted on by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation in October but rejected by Netanyahu, who promised to promote other measures to deter terrorism.

"The terrorists have stopped being afraid, and when they are not afraid of us they murder," said Bennett on Saturday. "Tomorrow we will bring the law to the expulsion of terrorist families."

The “Terrorist Family Expulsion Law” would, if passed, allow the Defense and Interior Ministers to advance the expulsion of individuals who acted as accomplices in terror attacks, including family members of terrorists who were aware of their relative’s intentions or otherwise supported their attacks.

According to the bill, the head of Central Command will be able to expel families of terrorists to another area within Judea and Samaria.

"An absolute majority of the Israeli public supports the bill of the Jewish Home for the expulsion of the families of terrorists," wrote bill co-sponsor MK Moti Yogev on Facebook. "I call upon the members of the Ministerial Committee for Legislative Affairs, in order to increase deterrence and prevent terrorist attacks, to ratify the law tomorrow. "




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