JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Interior Ministry revoked the residency permit of the widow of one of the terrorists who attacked a Jerusalem synagogue last week.
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’s husband, 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, killing four Jewish worshippers and a police officer. The two Arab assailants were killed by police responding at the scene.
Ghassan was a resident of eastern Jerusalem and a permanent resident of Israel. His wife, a West Bank Palestinian, was allowed to live in Israel under the Family Reunification Law.
Demolition orders for the terrorists’ homes were delivered to the family last week, and the government continues to withhold the terrorists’ bodies for burial.