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Israel approves law to deport Palestinians convicted of terrorism

A diverse Knesset majority passed a bill to strip the Israeli citizenship or residency of prisoners convicted of terrorism who receive stipends from the Palestinian Authority.
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The Israeli parliament adopted a new law on Wednesday revoking the citizenship or residency of  Palestinian assailants convicted of terrorism by Israeli courts, and who receive stipends from the Palestinian Authority while serving in prison.

Ninety-four Knesset members voted in favor of the law while 10 objected. The main sponsor of the bill was Knesset member Ofir Katz of the ruling Likud party, but several opposition members signed the text as co-sponsors and many opposition members voted in favor of it.

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