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Broad Support In Knesset For Bill To Deport Terrorists’ Families To Gaza

The Jerusalem Post reports: MKs from all coalition parties and some in the opposition signed a bill that would deport terrorists’ family members to Gaza, which Knesset House Committee David Bitan (Likud) submitted Wednesday.

The idea for the bill came from Transportation and Intelligence Minister Israel Katz, after Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit said last week that expelling Palestinian terrorists’ families from the West Bank to Gaza violates Israeli and international law and could play into the hands of those seeking to have Israel tried for war crimes in the International Criminal Court.

Katz said the bill is “a first rate act of deterrence,” and called on the Attorney-General’s Office to cooperate and allow it to pass into law quickly.

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