Zoabi after questioning (file)
Zoabi after questioning (file) Flash 90

On Monday the Knesset’s Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee completed drafting a proposed bill that would allow for the expulsion of Knesset Members found to be supporting terrorism, Walla News reported.

If adopted, the bill would permit the Knesset to expel members found to have expressed support for terrorism. Expulsion would require the support of 90 MKs out of a total of 120.  

Members could also face removal for incitement to racism or a rejection of Israel as a Jewish democratic state.  

The draft was drawn up at the behest of committee chairman and Jewish Home MK Nissan Slomiansky, and would replace the current law which permits expulsion only in the case of actions in support of terrorism, not expressions of support for terror.

The new bill was proposed after three Arab MKs from the Joint List visited with the families of Arab terrorists, praying and holding a minute of silence for the terrorists, and promising to get the return of their bodies.