Criminals convicted of terror-related crimes will only receive half of
their National Insurance stipend upon their release from prison,
according to a bill authorized for its first plenum reading in the
Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee on Monday.
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The legislation, proposed by Israel Beiteinu MKs David Rotem and Robert
Ilatov, would cut National Insurance benefits by 50 percent for Israeli
citizens involved in terrorism and were sentenced to spend at least 10
years in prison. Rotem explained that he had to agree to compromises, because of legal
issues, but he had originally wanted to completely cancel all National
Insurance benefits from anyone who was convicted of terrorism.
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