Interior Minister Eli Yishai intends to revoke the citizenship of the Israeli Arab who carried out the terrorist attack on a bus in Tel Aviv last month.
Yishai sent a letter to Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein arguing that, since the person in question was involved in terrorism, the interior minister can request to revoke his citizenship in one of two ways. One is turning to the Administrative Court and requesting to revoke the man's citizenship for breach of trust; the other is to ask the court handling the criminal charges against the man to revoke his citizenship if the accused is convicted of committing acts of terrorism.
The accused received Israeli citizenship in 1995 according to the family reunification law, which allowed Palestinians who married Israeli Arabs to receive Israeli citizenship. The man is being tried for throwing a bomb into a crowded Tel Aviv bus two weeks ago, wounding 28.