Israeli Court Refuses To Revoke Citizenship Of Terrorist Who Bombed Tel Aviv Bus

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Israel’s Central District Court on Sunday rejected the request of Interior Minister Aryeh Deri to revoke the citizenship of an Arab who bombed a Tel Aviv bus, saying the case was not “unusual or extreme” enough to warrant it.

Muhammed Mafarji and his father received permanent residency status in 1995, and he received Israeli citizenship in 2008. On Nov. 21, 2012, 18-year-old Mafarji detonated a bomb on a crowded Tel Aviv bus, wounding 24 people, two of them severely.

He was charged with intent to aid Israel’s enemies, attempted murder and causing severe injury, and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

But when Deri, in consultation with Israel’s Attorney General, requested that the court withdraw Mafarji’s citizenship because of his crime, the court responded that “when measuring acts of terror—most of which are brutal and criminal—what [Mafarji] did, though severe, is not unusual or extreme.”

Deri responded that the court decision “does not take the Israeli public’s emotions or those of terror victims’ families into consideration,” and asked “If placing an explosive device on a bus and injuring 24 people is not considered extreme enough, then what is considered extreme?”

He said he would appeal the decision. JNS.ORG

{Matzav.com Israel}

3 COMMENTS

  1. Deri, why are you complaining? You and other ministers are to blame. STOP THE APATHY and get rid of these disgraceful self-appointed radical leftist judges. What kind of “Democracy” is Israel when judges are self-appointed for life?

  2. “If placing an explosive device on a bus and injuring 24 people is not considered extreme enough, then what is considered extreme?”

    If a Jew would have done the same thing C’V, these courts would have been the first to impose the strictest possible sentence.

  3. “If placing an explosive device on a bus and injuring 24 people is not considered extreme enough, then what is considered extreme?”

    If a Jew would have done the same thing C’V, these courts would have been the first to impose the strictest possible sentence.

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