Friday, August 11, 2017

Israeli Court Moves to Denationalize Terror Suspect

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/editorial/1.805644

In the latest move by a government to denationalize a terrorist suspect, Israel has revoked the citizenship of a man accused of ramming a car into civilians. As the author of the article points out, there are laws on the books in Israel to punish people for committing terrible crimes, just as there are laws in the UK and other countries. It's not clear what denationalization will accomplish, other than to hand off a possibly unstable person to another country. Once again, governments are appealing to emotion and not logic when dealing with these sorts of crimes.