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 re–entering “Israel.”
The law was approved by an overwhelming 94–10 margin during its third and final reading, receiving rare bipartisan backing from throughout the Knesset.
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