Knesset agrees to strip Palestinian prisoners of ID, Residency Permit
The Israeli occupation implements legislation on the revoking of Israeli citizenship and residency permits given to Palestinians under various pretexts.
The Israeli occupation Knesset passed on Wednesday legislation regarding stripping Palestinians who carry out operations against Israelis of their Israeli IDs and Residency Permits if they were from occupied Al-Quds or the Palestinian territories occupied in 1948.
The law also stipulates the removal of any Palestinian in occupied Al-Quds or the 1948 territories from their residence if they receive monetary aid from the Palestinian Authority.
Israeli media reported that the Knesset approved, in the second and third readings, the law to withdraw the Israeli ID from the prisoners who carried out operations and deport them to the territories under the control of the Palestinian Authority, with a majority of 94 members. Nine members out of 120 objected to the law.
The law allows the Israeli Interior Minister to revoke the citizenship or the residency permit of any person convicted of carrying out an operation or who had money allocated to them by the Palestinian Authority. Those convicted will be deported to the occupied West Bank or the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli Cabinet agreed Saturday on a group of collective punishments against Palestinians after a series of operations left 11 Israelis dead in occupied Al-Quds.
Among the measures is the immediate closure of the house of the family of martyr Khairy Alqam, who carried out a shooting in occupied Al-Quds, killing seven illegal Israeli settlers.
The closure comes in preparation for the home's demolition. Other measures include depriving the families of those who carry out operations against Israelis of the so-called "national insurance" and stripping those residing in occupied Al-Quds of their Israeli ID cards.
Khayri Alqam carried out a complex shooting operation in occupied Al-Quds in which he killed 7 Israeli settlers and injured others in what was described by Israeli media as a very "sophisticated and dangerous" attack.
"The attack in Al-Quds did not come out of nowhere, but rather came, apparently, in retaliation for what happened in Jenin," Israeli media stated, adding that this comes in retaliation to the Israeli massacre that took place in Jenin two days ago and resulted in the martyrdom of 10 Palestinians, including an elderly woman.
The Cabinet also agreed on changing gun laws to expedite and expand the granting of gun licenses to Israelis, as well as tightening security in Israeli settlements and strengthening the presence of IOF police in them.
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