On Wednesday, the Israeli parliament approved a new law, allowing the Interior Minister to revoke the permanent residency status of any Palestinian suspected of breach of loyalty to Israel.
According to rights groups, the law, approved by the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, in a 48 to 18 vote with six abstentions, is illegal.
The new law was formulated following an Israeli Supreme Court decision of September 13, 2017 to accept a petition filed against the revocation of Israeli residency permits of four Palestinian parliamentarians from East Jerusalem.
The court ruled then that there was no law that granted the interior ministry authority to revoke residency status for breach of loyalty.
During this six-month period, the Knesset was allowed to change the law � within constitutional constraints � to permit the revocation of residency for breach of loyalty.
HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual, Adalah, and ACRI issued a joint statement in response to the Knesset’s Wednesday approval of the new law:
This is the opinion of Adalah, ACRI, and HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual, which issued a joint statement in response to the Knesset’s Wednesday approval of the new law.
Source: Palestine Chronicle