Photo by Gideon Markowicz/TPS on 29 October, 2023

Israeli Gov’t Backs Terror Designation for Individual Operatives

Public By TPS • 29 October, 2023

Jerusalem, 29 October, 2023 (TPS) -- Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved on Sunday government backing for an amendment to the Counter-Terrorism Law of 2016 that would authorize Defense Minister Yoav Gallant to designate individual persons as terrorist operatives.

Currently, the law only permits the designation of organizations.

“The purpose of the amendment is to thwart the financing of individuals operating in various organizations, and in particular the Hamas terrorist organization,” said a government statement announcing the measure.

“This amendment will enhance the administrative measures that may be employed against individual terrorists and terrorist organizations. It will also address the issues of recruitment, financing, and the transfer of funds for terrorist purposes.”