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Convicted terrorist to have Israeli citizenship revoked

علاء زيود من ام الفحم
عن صفحته على فيسبوك

The Haifa District Court, in a rare move, approved a request from Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri on Sunday to revoke the Israeli citizenship of Alaa Ziyud who was sentenced to 25 years in prison following a 2015 stabbing attack that injured four Israelis.

Ziyud, from Umm al-Fahm, an Arab-Israeli village, northwest of Jenin in the Haifa district of Israel, will have his citizenship revoked in October 2017, reported Ynet News, but will be able to file an appeal.

Deputy Chief Justice Avraham Elyakim called the decision a “proper” and “proportionate” step, according to Ynet, adding that every "Israeli citizens should not be allowed to harm the lives and dignity of other Israeli citizens. Whoever decides to do so removes himself as a citizen of the state."

During the hearing, the judge listed the names of the victims in the attack committed by Ziyud and noted that they, too, have a constitutional right - the right to live, reported Ynet.

The four victims were seriously injured after Ziyud ran his car into bystanders at Gan Shmuel junction, then exited the car and began stabbing people.

He was apprehended by a police volunteer on patrol at the time.

The attack on Jerusalem's Temple Mount last month that set off weeks of unrest was carried out by three Arab-Israelis also from the village of Umm al-Fahm.

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give him the death penalty

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