(A bill that proposes additional reasons that allow the Israeli Minister of Interior to withdraw permanent residency of dwellers in Jerusalem and villages of the occupied Golan. Among those reasons is the carrying of several citizenships, including the Gaza Strip’s).


Initiator Amir Ohana and others
Proposed bill 4744/20/F

Amir Ohana of the Likud bloc and a number of lawmakers presented a bill that would present additional reasons entitling the Interior Minister to withdraw a residency card for residents of occupied Jerusalem.

The draft law calls for the withdrawal of citizenship from anyone who carries out a "terrorist" attack in accordance with the definition of terrorism contained in the Israeli anti-terrorism law passed by the Knesset in 2016. This also applies to those who provide assistance, contributes or calls for an act of terrorism. Member of an organization that Israel terms as a terrorist organization, whether it is a party or a political organization - including factions in the PLO and outside, are also included within this circle. The card will also be withdrawn from those convicted of treason.

According to another provision, a resident's card must be withdrawn from any person who has acquired citizenship or permanent residency from one of the countries covered by the Citizenship Act, which was passed in 1952. On further investigations of the law, the following countries were intended by the above: Iran, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, and the Gaza Strip.

This law may be passed in the 20th parliamentary term.

Sunday, October 17, 2021


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