Family of US victim of Jaffa stabbing to get benefits

Israel’s National Insurance Institute announces that Taylor Force, an American tourist killed a day earlier in a terror attack in Tel Aviv, will be recognized as a “victim of hostilities,” a status that confers on his family financial benefits.

The decision will also extend to other tourists to Israel turned terror victims, allowing them or their families to receive financial support from the social security office, Israel Radio reports.

As part of the decision, the NII is also considering subsidizing flights to Israel for family members of victims.

Israel’s Victims of Hostilities Law recognizes a person injured or killed “due to hostile action by enemy forces” as eligible for benefits from the state. However, the law explicitly defines an eligible victim of hostilities as a resident of Israel, an Israeli citizen or a person who entered Israel with a visa or permit.

— Tamar Pileggi

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