A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Israel remains in controversy. Israeli Supreme Court has said that if someone does not show loyalty to the country, then their citizenship will be taken away. Terrorism, espionage or sedition against the nation has been cited as the basis for taking away citizenship.
Analysts and organizations monitoring Israel, Palestine affairs have strongly criticized this decision. Analysts say Palestinians will be more easily targeted through this decision.
Israel-related analyst Mairav Jonesjain tweeted that this is another gimmick through which Israel is advancing the process of eviction of Palestinians. This decision was not discussed much in the Israeli media.
Media organization Middle East Eye quoted a report as saying, the importance of this decision cannot be exaggerated. Its effects are serious and will be seen in the near future.
Rights groups say the law is dangerous and illegal. Israel’s Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights organization says the law will be used to target Palestinian citizens of Israel, who make up about 20 percent of the country’s population.
Arab rights groups Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and Adlah issued a joint statement calling the law discriminatory, saying it would be used against Palestinian citizens of Israel.
Rights groups Adalah and ACRI issued a joint statement calling the court’s decision “very dangerous” and said it upheld the constitutionality of the controversial 2008 law. The groups said the court’s decision would continue to use this illegal law.