Skip to comments.Israel Strips Hamas PA Officials of Jerusalem Residency
Posted on 04/20/2006 9:55:18 AM PDT by anotherview
Israel Strips Hamas PA Officials of Jerusalem Residency
19:11 Apr 20, '06 / 22 Nisan 5766
by Ezra HaLevi
Israel has revoked the Jerusalem residency status enjoyed by four members of the Hamas terror group serving in the Palestinian Authoritys parliament and living in Israels capital.
Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ordered the revocation following the suicide bombing in Tel Aviv Monday, which Hamas now ruling the PA defended as a legitimate act in the struggle against Israel.
The loss of Jerusalem residency means the Hamas officials will no longer receive money from Israels National Insurance (Bituach Leumi) and will not be afforded the freedom of movement throughout all of Israel accorded those Arabs holding Jerusalem residency cards. Jerusalem's Arabs enjoy the unique ability to travel freely to all areas of the greater Land of Israel.
Foreign Minister Tzippy Livni told reporters that the move was her idea. This is the first time Jerusalem residency has been revoked for punitive reasons. Livni also urged Olmert, though, to refrain from classifying the Hamas-led PA as an enemy entity, but rather a hostile one.
The Hamas parliament members, one who is a cabinet member, are reportedly considering bringing the case to Israels Supreme Court, which has in the past been sympathetic to Arab wishes to retain Israeli citizenship. Israels Attorney General Menachem Mazuz, however, said that the revocation of Jerusalem residency, and even Israeli citizenship was legal under what he called extreme circumstances and will be defended if brought to the court.
Army Radio reported Thursday that the government is considering expanding the policy to include other known Hamas members and PA employees living in Jerusalem.
The Yisrael Beiteinu Party, which received 11 seats in last months elections, ran on a platform calling for stripping large numbers of Israeli Arabs of their citizenship.
PA Justice Minister Ahmed Khalidi said the PA would fight on behalf of the Hamas officials due to the concern that Israel is establishing a precedent that can be used to strip more Jerusalem Arabs of their residency status.
Published: 18:53 April 20, 2006 Last Update: 19:11 April 20, 2006
Put some paint stripper on 'em..
Kill Jews. Lose free Healthcare. Kadima.
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That guy looks like he uses paint stripper on his beard.
He should put his whole head in it..
dbas US taxpayers provide food, shelter, clothing, and weapons for palestinian terrorists...and there's nothing the american taxpayers can do to stop it when their congress and/or their president says givem the humaniturd doe.
Looks like Cyndi Lauper got a hold of him.
Where is Captain Lou Albano when you need him?
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"Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bucket of Blood"
Does Olmert really look like that? The red beard?