Legislation that would block terrorists in prison and their families from receiving certain pension payments received the Ministerial Committee for Legislation’s approval Sunday.
The bill proposed by MK Ya’acov Peri (Yesh Atid) would prevent terrorists from receiving disability payments and their families from receiving their pensions after they die. Peri explained that those payments come from money paid by all members of the pension fund.
The MK, a former Shin Bet chief, cited the Security Agency’s finding that 74 percent of the terrorists who assaulted Israelis since October are Israeli citizens and the amount of Israeli Arabs joining terrorist organizations and activities is on the rise.
According to Israeli law, employers must deposit money into employees’ pension funds, which include disability and life insurance.