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Interior Minister and MK Silvan Shalom.

Interior Minister Silvan Shalom has instructed the Population and Immigration Authority to begin revoking the residency status of two terrorists who attacked Israelis last week.

Both terrorists live in Jerusalem neighborhoods.

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The decision was made and is being carried out under the Interior Minister’s authority as delineated by Article 11 of the Law of Citizenship and Entry into Israel.

When the process is completed, the attackers will no longer have the legal right to receive Israeli social benefits. These include stipends from the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi), and medical insurance (kupat holim) and related medical care.

“These terrorists clearly broke – and severely broke – their loyalty to the State of Israel through their attempts to kill innocents, and as such they are not fit to live among us,” Shalom said.

“We cannot allow terrorists and enemy actors to take advantage of their status as citizens or residents in our country to carry out attacks.”

The interior minister warned that he would do the same with anyone else who acted likewise.

“We must expel these bloodthirsty killers from among us,” Shalom declared.

This is not the first time that Article 11 of the Citizenship and Entry into Israel law has been invoked against terrorists to revoke their residency status. Past ministers have acted similarly in times of severe terror against Israel.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

26 COMMENTS

  1. "Severe terror?" All terror is severe. This process needs to be applied to those who throw objects at moving vehicles and the throwing of any and all incendiary devices. Beyond residency, they should lose their Israeli citizenship and be deported, they are enemy operatives, plain and simple. May they all be eligible for their 72 virgins in the very near future.

  2. I LOVE THIS, AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS GUY VISIT THE SPINELESS, BRUSSELLS OBEYING BRITISH GOVT WIMPS WHO REFUSE TO DO THIS, AGAINST THE WILL OF THE BRITISH NATIVES WHO WANT THESE BEASTS AND THEIR TERROR SUPPORTING EXTENDED FAMILIES OUT.

  3. you have to do the whole family, otherwise it doesn’t work. When dealing with a muslim threaten his whole family. These are people who blow themselves up, you have to make it not worth it for them…. if they endanger their whole family, then their own families will start to turn them in just to be spared.

  4. Thankyou Silvan finally someone in the knesset doing something. Send them all to gaza so there is only one target after they start in again – they want us to use our ammunition here when just round them up like cattle into gaza, either they will kill each other or we have one target to get them. No more arab villages please no more.

  5. It is appropriate for terrorists to lose their Israeli residency and where applicable, their Israeli citizenship. The interior minister stated that these terrorists broke their loyalty to the State of Israel. Let's take it one step further. Palestinian MK's who advocate measures to destroy Israel, are similarly breaking their loyalty to the State. They should be ejected from the Knesset and lose their seats. I like the suggestion of a loyalty oath as a requirement. It's one thing to voice criticism of the government. It's quite another to confer with Israel's enemies and to openly incite violence and destruction of the State. Israel has leaned over too far backwards in the name of democracy. The country is at war, and in war, certain democratic rights must be curtailed for the sake of security and survival. Israel: NO MORE MISTER NICE GUY!

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