The new law will make it easier for authorities to revoke citizenship and residence of Palestinians in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem. Occupied East Jerusalem – The Israeli parliament passed a law making it easier for authorities to revoke citizenship and residence of Palestinians imprisoned for "acts of terrorism" designated by Israel and receiving financial aid from the Palestinian Authority . The final reading of the bill, which envisages the deportation of Palestinians to the occupied territories for the first time, was passed by the Israeli parliament on Wednesday afternoon with a majority of 94 and 10 against. Under the law, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, or a Palestinian resident in Israel in occupied and illegally annexed East Jerusalem, can be stripped of his status after being convicted or charged with an "act of terrorism" and receiving money from the Palestinian Authority. The PA, which administers the occupied West Bank, provides financial assistance to the families of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons and to those killed or seriously injured by Israeli forces. “This law represents a very dangerous escalation. It only deepens the current apartheid system and creates separate laws for Palestinians and Jews, Salam Irsheid, a lawyer with the Haifa-based Adalah Law Center, told Al Jazeera. "This is a racist and arbitrary law, and it endangers and constantly threatens the citizenship and residence of Palestinians," he said. Israeli law already allows for the revocation of Palestinian citizenship and residence in Israel and Jerusalem based on acts that constitute a "violation of allegiance to the State of Israel". It defines "violation of fidelity" to include, among other things, an "act of terrorism", aiding or promoting, or "taking an active role in a terrorist organization". "They punish people over and over for what they've already been accused of and convicted of," Irsheid said. An "act of terrorism" is broadly defined under Israeli law and includes "serious harm to property or public safety or health" or even "threat to commit such an act". political, religious, nationalist or ideological motives”. It is unclear how many Palestinians this will apply to and whether the law will apply retroactively to those who have served their sentences and have since been released. "We think this may apply to at least the hundreds of people [Israel] claims to have received money from the Palestinian Authority," Irsheid said. "Forced displacement" Irsheid of the Adalah Legal Center said the deportation of Palestinian prisoners was a "violation of international law". "It deprives people of any status, makes them stateless," said Irsheid, adding that this is "forced displacement." They even talk about the fact that these people are not allowed to re-enter Israel with a work permit or even to visit family,” he continued. Palestinian politician Sami Abou Shahadeh noted the broad consensus among Israeli politicians on the new law. The naturalization law is another racist and dangerous law. But note: It was unanimously adopted by all Zionist parties, whether in government or in opposition. — Sami Abou Shahadeh February 15, 2023 "They've been talking about their disagreements recently, but they all converge when it comes to empowering racism, Jewish supremacy, apartheid, and illegal colonial occupation," Abou Shahadeh said on Twitter. "There is no solution without eliminating the colonial occupation and apartheid," he said. People targeted under Wednesday's law will be given seven days to appeal the decision. Irsheid noted that submission of the law to Israel's Supreme Court would not be possible until a specific case has arisen. Palestinians living in Israel make up 20 percent of the population and hold Israeli passports. They became an involuntary minority during the violent ethnic cleansing from 1947 to 1949 to create a "Jewish state" in Palestine. At least 350,000 Palestinians live in East Jerusalem, which Israel occupied and illegally annexed in 1967. Palestinians view inmates in Israeli prisons as political prisoners imprisoned for their resistance to the Israeli occupation or occupation. The West Bank-based PA provides a monthly cash salary to the families of Palestinians killed, injured or imprisoned by Israel. Irsheid noted that the law was "too dangerous" because it provided the basis for further punitive laws regarding Palestinian citizenship. We oppose any violation of the right to citizenship and permanent residence because it opens the door for Palestinians to revoke their citizenship for other reasons.” The new government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been pushing an far-right agenda since he took power in December. He has since decided to arm the Israelis in the wake of Palestinian attacks, expand their settlements, ban Palestinian flags and vow to annex the West Bank. Palestinians say the enlargement of their settlements threatens the viability of their future independent state. The settlements are considered illegal under international law.