Israel seeks to cut benefits to families of Palestinian martyrs
Israeli rights groups warn such legislation may be applied as collective punishment against Palestinians who live in 1948 occupied territories.
The Israeli government on Sunday approved a proposal to withhold state-benefits for Palestinian families in the occupied territories., whose members are accused of carrying out heroic attacks against Zionists.
The proposal was presented by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Welfare Minister Meir Cohen, according to a statement by Bennett's office.
A panel committee is expected to convene within 60 days to formulate recommendations on the issue.
Israeli rights groups warn that such legislation may be applied as a collective punishment against Palestinians who live in 1948 occupied territories.
Similar legislations in the past failed to be passed by the Knesset (Israel’s parliament).
At least 11 Israelis were killed in a spate of attacks carried out by Palestinian who live in 1948 occupied territories during the last month.