Israel passes new law to revoke residency of Palestinians living in Jerusalem

Israel passes new law to revoke residency of Palestinians living in Jerusalem

Israel passes new law to revoke residency of Palestinians living in Jerusalem

Written by Staff Writer

08 Mar, 2018 | 1:22 pm

The parliament of Israel passed a law on Wednesday (March 7) allowing to revoke the residency rights of the Palestinians residing in Jerusalem. The law has been passed based on grounds of ‘breach of loyalty to Israel’.The new legislation applies to the cases where false information was provided to obtain the residency and the instances of which the individuals commit criminal acts.

Under the new law, the Israel Interior Minister is capable of revoking the residency documents of any Palestinian, the Palestinian law makers accuse.

Adding flame to this controversial legislation, the Palestinian rights groups point out that, ‘breach of loyalty to Israel’ law is illegal under the international law. A recent report from the Human Rights Watch stated that an official cancellation of a residency forcing Palestinian leave Jerusalem can be accounted as a war crime under the treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Meanwhile, the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are to protest near the Israeli border to raise international awareness on the situation, demanding the Palestinians to return to Jerusalem.


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