Shaked Gives Terrorist’s Family a Week to Leave Country

By Hamodia Staff

Minister of Public Security Omer Barlev. (Arie Leib Abrams/Flash90)

YERUSHALAYIM — Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked has ordered the expulsion from Israel of several relatives of a terrorist who murdered four Israeli soldiers Hy”d in a 2017 truck-ramming attack in Yerushalayim, giving them seven days to leave the country or be forcibly removed.

Shaked acted on the strength of an appeals court ruling last week authorizing her to carry out the deportations. Though they are holders of permanent residency permits, Al-Qanbar’s relatives are not Israeli citizens.

It was not immediately known where they will go, as they are not known to be citizens of any other country.

She sent a letter to Public Security Minister Omer Barlev, directing him to ensure the expulsions.

“The State of Israel needs to fight terror with all means available to it and the time has come to this use this tool for deterrence,” Shaked said in a statement.

Mossi Raz, an MK from the left-wing Meretz party, decried the decision as politically motivated and unethical.

“A person is born here, raised here, raises their children here. They have no other citizenship and there’s no other place they can call their own. One day they find out that someone is trying to expel them because of a horrible crime that someone else committed. You don’t expel people just so Shaked can get a few more votes,” Raz said.

In a letter, Barlev agreed to have the police assist in the eviction, provided the Population, Immigration and Border Authority — which is part of the Interior Ministry — first formally inform the family of its pending deportation and grant the relatives “reasonable time” to leave — in this case by October 6.

If they do not heed the expulsion order, Barlev said, “the Israel Police will act to execute the ruling in accordance with legal provisions, list of priorities and operational needs.”

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