funerals of Palestinian combatants, who carried out operations. It seeks to thwart court decisions, which revoke security conditions. This bill is identical to Bill No. 4828.)

Initiator: Bezalel Smotrich, (Jewish Home)
Bill No. 4827/20/F


MK Bezalel Smotrich, of the Jewish Home parties proposed a bill, which effectively legalises the conditions set by Israeli security agencies for funerals of Palestinian combatants who carry out operations. In practice, this bill is applicable to Jerusalem and Palestinians in Israel. It is identical to the Bill No.4828, which was proposed by a number of MKs.

The bill seeks to rule out the possibility that Israeli courts reverse the conditions set by the Israeli police and intelligence agencies for funerals, particularly of Palestinians in Israel. In the West Bank, relevant military legislation is already in place.

The bill imposes restrictive conditions on the implementation of orders, including bails to be paid by martyrs’ families so that they abide by implementing orders.

Prospects of the bill
The bill really stands a chance in light of the racist atmosphere within the Knesset.


Sunday, October 17, 2021


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