Silvan Shalom
Silvan Shalom Hadas Porush/Flash 90

Interior Minister Silvan Shalom (Likud), who serves as vice prime minister, on Thursday submitted a request to strip two Arab Israeli terrorists responsible for recent attacks of their citizenship.

The request to State Attorney Yehuda Weinstein asks to negate the Israeli citizenship of the terrorists behind the attacks in Afula in the north and Gan Shmuel on the coast near Hadera.

There are already requests on four other cases to remove the citizenship of Arab terrorists.

In the Afula attack last Thursday, the Arab terrorist attacked a soldier, stabbing and moderately to seriously wounding him before being overpowered by passersby.

The attack was followed the next day by another stabbing attack by a female Arab terrorist who was shot before being able to wound anyone.

In the Gan Shmuel attack on Sunday, the terrorist ran over two soldiers including a female soldier who was seriously wounded, before getting out of his car and stabbing two others. He was overpowered by a civilian who managed to bring him down after being stabbed several times.