JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel’s Interior Ministry has revoked the residency permit for the wife of one of the terrorists in the attack on a Jerusalem synagogue.
Interior Minister Gilad Erdan announced Wednesday that Nadia Abu Jamal will be required to leave Israeli territory, and will be stripped of any financial benefits she receives from the state.
“All those weighing whether to engage in terror, all those thinking about harming innocent citizens, all those involved in terror, need to take into account that there will likely be repercussions, not only personally, but for his family as well,” Erdan wrote in an announcement on his Facebook page.
Nadia Abu Jamal, a Palestinian, was allowed to live in Israel under the Family Reunification Law. Her husband, Ghassan Abu Jamal, was a resident of eastern Jerusalem, and a permanent resident of Israel.
Ghassan Abu Jamal and his cousin Uday last week attacked worshippers at the Bnei Torah Kehillat Yaakov synagogue and rabbinical seminary in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem during morning services using guns, knives and axes. Four worshippers and a police officer were killed in the attack.
Demolition orders for the terrorists’ homes also reportedly were delivered to the family last week, and the government continues to withhold from the families for burial the bodies of the terrorists, who were killed at the scene of the attack.