The security cabinet can declare an individual a terrorist following recommendations from the UN or a foreign government, according to a bill that passed its second and third (final) votes in the Knesset Monday evening.
The government-sponsored amendment to the law prohibiting funding terrorists passed with 25 MKs in favor and four opposed.
The new law allows the cabinet to declare a person or organization terrorist should the UN Security Council or a relevant office of a foreign government recommend they do so.
When the UN Security Council declares a person a terrorist, UN member countries are required to follow suit, but before Monday, Israeli law made doing so complicated.
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