Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that the state may revoke the citizenship of convicted terrorists. It would also apply to those convicted of treason, serious espionage, or seeking citizenship or permanent residency in a hostile nation or hostile territory. This ruling came in response to two requests to revoke citizenship of two terrorists who were convicted and sentenced to long prison terms. The terrorists Muhammad Mafaraja, who planted an explosive device on a bus in Tel Aviv in 2012, and Alaa Ziud, who carried out a stabbing attack at the Gan Shmuel Junction in 2015, will now lose their Israeli citizenship. Many are concerned this is a slippery slope, where the citizenship of others could be revoked for lesser offenses. Please pray for wisdom for the judges as they will consider more cases concerning revoking citizenship.
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