Absorption of Discharged Soldiers Law - Amendment No. 12

According to the law, enacted in July 2010, any registered university or college student who has completed his or her military service and is a resident of a designated “National Priority Area” will be granted a “compensation package” including: participating in paying the tuition; a year of free preparatory academic education; and additional benefits in areas like student housing. This benefits package goes far beyond and adds to the already extensive educational benefits package that is enjoyed by discharged soldiers in Israel. In general, Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel are exempt from military service for political and historical reasons and thus they are excluded from receiving these state-allocated benefits and discriminated against on the basis of their national belonging.

Extends Amendment No. 7 to the same law.

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