Israeli court demands cancelling citizenship of Haifa Palestinian

PNN/ Bethlehem/

Israeli Prosecution General demanded the Israeli Central Court in Haifa to cancel the citizenship of the Palestinian Alaa Zeyoud from Umm al-Fahm.

PIC said that this came after Israeli Prosecution had submitted an indictment against him to the court charging him of involvement in a security offense last October.

According to PIC, Israeli sources revealed that this step was made based on an order by Israeli Minister of Interior Aryeh Deri, and the endorsement of the Israeli attorney general.  Adalah Center and Citizen Rights Association announced their intention to appeal the demand at court and consider it as an extreme step and a violation of human rights.

Both institutions sent a letter in March in which they called Deri not to take this step. “The cancellation of the citizenship is a racist brutal resolution based on no legal accounts. If he was a Jew, the Interior Ministry would not suggest the cancellation of his citizenship”, lawyers of both institutions said.