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A bill that would allow Israel to deport the family members of terrorists passed its first reading in the Knesset Wednesday.
Sponsored by Bayit Yehudi MK Moti Yogev with backing from Education Minister Naftali Bennett, the bill would allow the army to expel family members of a terrorist from their home, by removing them from their town or city, or demarcating an area in which they are not allowed to enter.Should it pass into law, it would only apply to cases in which the family knew about the terrorist’s plans and encouraged him or her. In addition, the terrorist would have had to have killed or attempted to kill someone.
Lahav Harkov contribued to this report.