Bill halving terrorist stipends to face final vote

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 30, 2012 13:32

National Insurance stipends for criminals convicted of terror and nationalist crimes will be halved upon their release from prison, according to a bill approved for its second and third plenum reading in a heated meeting of the Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee on Monday.

The legislation, proposed by Yisrael Beytenu MKs David Rotem and Robert Ilatov, cuts National Insurance benefits by 50 percent for Israeli citizens involved in terrorism who were sentenced to at least 10 years in prison.

The committee authorized the bill with four in favor and MKs Ilan Gilon (Meretz) and Afo Agbaria (Hadash) opposed.

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