Knesset passes law to enable granting of honorary citizenship to fallen non-citizen troops

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

The Knesset passes a law to enable the granting of honorary Israeli citizenship to non-citizens killed while fighting in Israel’s military or security services.

The new law permits the interior minister, upon the defense minister’s recommendation, to grant the honorary citizenship. The designation does not confer benefits upon the deceased’s family members, but immediate family members may petition to annul the conferral of citizenship.

Twelve MKs vote in support on the law’s third and final reading, and none against.

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