Tag Archive for Attorney-General

Israel’s AG gives ‘OK’ to relocate terrorists’ families within West Bank

Israel’s Attorney General suggests relocating terrorists’ families within Judea & Samaria, arguing that expulsions to Syria or Gaza, proposed by Transportation Minister Israel Katz, violate int’l law and may expose Israel to charges at the ICC.

By Tova Tzimuki & Itamar Eichner


After expressing his stance that the expulsion of the families of terrorists to Gaza or to Syria contravenes international law and would expose Israel to the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Attorney General Avcihai Mandelblit has decided to allow the government to expel families within the West Bank.

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – Photo: Marc Israel Sellem

Mandelblit is expected to inform Prime Minister Netanyahu that the expulsion of families from one city to another within the West Bank will be allowed, but only in cases where it can be shown that the family knew in advance of their relative’s intentions. Continue Reading »

Legality of proposed bill to relocate terrorists’ families to Gaza being vetted by AG



Israel’s PM Netanyahu sent the Attorney General a request that his office conduct a legal review, including procedures needed to undertake, so that Palestinian terrorists’ families can be exiled to Gaza.

By i24news


A bill proposing to deport families of Palestinians who carried out terror attacks to the Gaza Strip took another step forward on Wednesday after being submitted to the Knesset by Transport Minister Yisrael Katz of the Likud, the Times of Israel reports.

Transport Minister Yisrael Katz

Transport Minister (Likud) Yisrael Katz – Photo: GPO

The proposed law is intended to serve as a deterrent to quell lone-wolf terror attacks against Israelis. Continue Reading »

US Attorney-General Loretta Lynch: No Interference with Pollard’s release

US A-G Loretta Lynch says the American born spy has served enough time in prison, and the Justice Department won’t interfere with Pollard’s release.

By i24news


US Attorney-General Loretta Lynch said on Saturday that the US Justice Department would not interfere in the process of releasing Israeli-American spy Jonathan Pollard.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says corruption allegedly spans “at least two generations of soccer officials – Photo: Chip Somodevilla /Getty/AFP/File

Speaking at an Aspen Security Forum, Lynch said that Pollard has served enough time in prison to be released pending a parole board review.

She denied that Pollard’s release would have any connection to the nuclear deal with Iran and a supposed need to appease Israel. Continue Reading »

Israel Police: Sufficient evidence exists to investigate MK Zoabi for incitement

Attorney-General to decide on whether or not to begin official investigation into Palestinian MK over her comments on kidnapping of 3 Jewish teens.

The Israel Police have told Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein that there is sufficient evidence to begin investigating MK Haneen Zoabi (Balad) for incitement after she said the kidnapping of three teens in the West Bank earlier this month was not terrorism, the Israel Police confirmed on Monday.

Haneen Zoabi


“I didn’t break any law, rather, I am fulfilling my moral, human and political obligation to fight against oppression and for justice,” Zoabi said in response, adding that there is no law preventing her from honestly expressing her opinion, even if it is controversial.

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Israel’s airport security may require ‘suspicious tourists’ to open email accounts


Israel’s Attorney-general: Increasing threat from foreign ‘tourists’ exploited for terrorism 

Shin Bet security agents have legal grounds to demand access to email in exceptional cases where incriminating evidence may connect the ‘tourist’ to activities that threaten Israel’s national security.

By Israel Hayom Staff


Foreign citizens visiting Israel may be asked to open their email accounts for airport security when they land at Ben-Gurion International Airport, the Attorney-General’s Office stated Wednesday in response to a petition by a leading Israeli civil rights group.

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