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Sunday, April 2

Israeli Knesset Approves Stripping Citizenship from Palestinian Resistance Fighters Paid by PA

Knesset member Itamar Ben-Gvir (C)? is being escorted outside the Knesset hearing by the security during the vote for governmental dissolving, 30 June 2022, Jerusalem. (Credit Image: Ilia Yefimovich/dpa via ZUMA Press/APAimages)
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The Israeli Knesset passed on Wednesday a law that revokes the citizenship of Palestinian resistance fighters who get payments from the Palestinian Authority.

This law, which had the backing of members of the Knesset from the opposition, applies to Israeli citizens and permanent residents who have been convicted of perpetrating attacks against the Israeli occupation. It gives the Israeli Minister of the Interior the power to revoke citizenship and residency following a mandatory hearing, and, if citizenship is canceled, prohibits them from reentering “Israel.”

The law was approved by an overwhelming 9410 margin during its third and final reading, receiving rare bipartisan backing from throughout the Knesset.