Ayelet Shaked, Israel’s interior minister, recently signed off on the citizenship revocation of Salah Hamouri, a terrorist who had previously planned to assassinate Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in 2005.
This was one of her final acts in that capacity. Hamouri was deported to France on Sunday, where his wife and kids are waiting for him.
Hamouri was accompanied to France by members of the Population and Immigration Authority’s enforcement division.
According to Shaked, Salah Hamouri was born in 1985 in Kafr Akeb, a neighborhood close to Jerusalem, and is a French citizen who lives in Israel.
He has been an active member of the terror organization Popular Front For The Liberation Of Palestine (PFLP) for many years.
He has incited, and organized terror acts against influential persons in Israel on behalf of the organization and himself.
Due to his involvement in terrorism, Hamouri was frequently apprehended, jailed, and placed in administrative custody.
The process that resulted in the removal of his right to residency due to his terrorist activities is now complete with his expulsion.
Hamouri, 37, was detained in 2005 for being a member of a terror cell that intended to kill Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Zts’l.
Following a seven-year sentence, Hamouri was freed in 2011 as part of the Shalit agreement.
He persisted in his terrorist operations and was later taken into custody numerous times, including during administrative detentions.
Shaked declared that she had “with the legal instruments at my disposal” brought about his expulsion and expressed her hope that the future government would carry on her efforts and expel terrorists from Israel.
Aryeh Deri, the interior minister, praised the choice and asserted that it serves as a “deterrent to anyone considering joining terror organizations that challenge the state’s legitimacy.”