JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it has revoked the residency rights of four Palestinians said to have carried out deadly attacks against Israelis.
Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said Thursday the Palestinians were behind two fatal attacks in Jerusalem last year. In one attack, an Israeli was killed after Palestinians threw rocks at his car. The second attack on a bus killed three Israelis.
This is the first time Israel has revoked an attacker's residency since the start of a four month-long outburst of Israeli-Palestinian violence.
Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 war and then annexed it. Jerusalem's Palestinians largely have not sought Israeli citizenship, and instead hold residency status. As residents, they can work and move freely inside Israel and gain access to Israeli health care and social services.