MK proposes economic punishment against families of attackers

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A right-wing Knesset member intends to submit a “racist” bill calling for economically punishing families of Palestinian children and teenagers who are convicted of throwing stones and launching attacks against Israelis.

According to Walla news website, the bill, which was prepared by MK Miki Zohar (Likud), will be referred to the Knesset’s ministerial commission for legislation on Sunday in order to obtain approval for tabling it for vote by Knesset members.

Zohar claimed that making families responsible for their children’s actions is part of what he described as Israel’s fight against terrorism.

He also said that Israel should deprive families of Palestinian attackers of all national insurance allowances, including unemployment benefits, pensions and work-injury payments.

This new legislation is only aimed at the Palestinians. The Israeli authorities have never taken any punitive measures, such as demolition of homes, against Jewish families, whose relatives were convicted of attacking Palestinians.

(Source / 03.12.2016)

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