The Ministerial Committee on Legislation approved a bill revoking 50% of state-funded benefits for anyone convicted of terror activity.
The bill pertains to any National Insurance benefits and pensions convicted terrorists and their families may be entitled to.
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According to the bill, presented to the committee by Yisrael Beiteinu MKs David Rotem and Robert Ilatov on Sunday, the authority to order benefits' revocation will be given to the interior minister, but before it is exercised, those potentially affected by it – mainly terrorists' families – would he given a chance to refute the allegations in a judicial hearing.
The bill's brief said that, "In many cases, Israeli citizens, including resident of east Jerusalem, have been involved in acts of terror or other subversive acts against the State of Israel and its citizens.
"In many cases, terrorists were found to have Israeli IDs, which made them eligible for National Insurance benefits.
"The bill will allow the interior minister to revoke the right terrorists and their families have to NII funds and will put an end to this absurd situation, which allows them to enjoy the same status as the civilians they hurt," the brief concluded.
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