'It's absurd.' MK Regev
Photo: Michael Kramer

Ministers approve: State won’t fund burial of Israeli terrorists

Bill drafted by MK Regev states that denying burial money from relatives of Israeli terrorists will curb phenomenon

A Ministerial Legislative Committee on Sunday passed a bill drafted by MK Miri Regev (Kadima) to revoke burial money rights for an Israeli citizen who committed a crime on a nationalistic basis.


The explanation of the bill claimed that defense establishment statistics show that dozens of Arab Israelis are involved in aiding terrorism. Denying burial money will act as a significant deterrent in Israel's war against terror, according to the bill.


Disabled and elderly relatives of Israeli terrorists are already ineligible to receive any stipends.


"There cannot be a situation whereby an Israeli citizen will be an accomplice to an act of terror or any other nationalistic crime and the National Insurance Institute will fund his or her burial," MK Regev said.


"This is an absurd situation. What's next? Giving out grants to suicide bombers?" she said.


פרסום ראשון: 11.08.09, 14:46
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