Skip to comments.Op-Ed: Terrorists Beware! Your Welfare Payments are at Stake!
Posted on 02/25/2012 5:25:07 PM PST by Eleutheria5
You don't know whether to laugh or cry when you read this half-cynical article.
Terrorists to Retain Half their National Insurance Benefits
The Knesset's Labor, Welfare and Health Committee voted Monday in favor of a bill that would cut 50 percent off National Insurance benefits to citizens involved in serious terrorist crimes. Government lawyers had opposed cutting off all benefits to terrorists
The bill would reduce by 50 percent the stipends to Israeli citizens who were involved in terror activity and sentenced to at least ten years in jail for it.
MK Rotem said Monday, "This is a compromise.The original bill included a complete cutoff of stipends to anyone who was convicted [of terrorism] ..however when one seeks to harm terrorists, 'constitutional problems' crop up. The bill we have before us is better than nothing."
Attorney Shai Somech of the Justice Ministry told MKs who "the use of stipends as a means of punishment creates constitutional and legal difficulties." In addition, he said .Even so, the bill's wording is acceptable to us despite the difficulties."
Uri Eldar of the Socialist Education Fund expressed opposition to the bill. We need to act as a civilized country."
At this moment, as I write these words...
(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...
"This is a compromise.The original bill...included a complete cutoff............of stipends to anyone who was convicted [of terrorism].....however...when one seeks to harm terrorists, 'constitutional problems' crop up. The bill we have before us is better than nothing."
Unfortunately the UK probably won’t even go that far
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.