Knesset Speaker Seeking to Push Terror Victims’ Orphan Bill

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Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik is working to expedite a bill that if passed into law, will change current realities to permit victims of terror who lose both parents to receive fair compensation.

YWN reported HERE in October, based on a Yediot Achronot report, that the situation for many such victims is a difficult one, one that screams for attention. Itzik met with children and adults orphaned in terror attacks and vowed to do her utmost to assist.

Itzik is referring to a bill addressing the plight of the orphans, a bill sponsored by NRP MK Zevulun Orlev, calling on the Knesset to pass the bill in all three readings by week’s end. If passed into law, it would compel Bituach Leumi to recognize the loss of children whose mother and father were murdered in terror attacks, a reality that does not exist today.

As a direct result of Itzik’s personal intervention, Knesset Secretary Avi Balshinikov has ordered an urgent convening of the Knesset Welfare and Social Affairs Committee to move the process along in an expeditious manner.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)