Meretz leader: Revoking residency will make people refugees in their own land

November 22, 2014 21:51

Meretz leader Zehava Gal-On spoke out against proposals to remove east Jerusalem terrorists' permanent resident status, calling it "another populist proposal that will not only not deter terrorism, but will increase their motivation and turn Israel into a leper in the international community."

According to Gal-On, those who encourage terrorism must be brought to court and punished severely, but their residency should not be revoked. "Revoking residency will make people refugees in their own land," she posited. "And revoking rights from families of terrorists is collective punishment that will only increase hatred and motivation to commit acts of terrorism."

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