Israelis fighting for ISIS overseas will lose citizenship

A new law amendment will strip Israelis fighting for the Islamic State abroad of their citizenship in their absence. The measure, introduced by Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, as the most powerful deterrent, went into force this month. Without it, he said, these terrorists would return home and “eventually carry out another car ramming attack.” The Shin Bet security service has estimated that several dozen Israeli nationals had fought for ISIS in Iraq and Syria. But now, about 20 remain active. The rest were either killed in action or returned to Israel, where they were arrested and put on trial..

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