The move came as Israeli officials weighed comprehensive legislation with harsh punitive measures against perpetrators of attacks and their families.
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Nov. 26, 2:20 p.m.: An earlier version of this article incorrectly spelled Israeli lawmaker Yariv Levin's last name Levine.
An attorney for Abu Jamal, who is from the West Bank village of Sawahreh, told local media that she had not yet received a formal warrant but would contest the decision in court.
The move is one of several controversial steps that are decried by rights organizations as collective punishment but that Israel argues are deterrents needed to counter attacks that have killed 11 Israelis since the beginning of October.
The piecemeal steps -- which include partially demolishing the home of one Palestinian attacker in Jerusalem and issuing warrants for the demolition of others -- have met with international criticism.
The proposal also calls for deporting outside Israeli territory, upon completion of their prison sentence, any citizen or resident convicted of throwing a firebomb or firecracker. It also includes a 10-year suspension of social security rights and drivers' licenses for those convicted of incitement to terror, throwing rocks or waving enemy flags -- the banner of the
The measure is the latest pursued by lawmakers groping for practical tools to crack down on violence against Israel and to punish anyone supporting it, including Arab legislators.
However, the most divisive legislation before the Knesset remains the so-called nationality bill, which would promote a constitutional definition of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people only.
Raised at a tense juncture in Israeli relations with the Palestinians as well as with the country's Arab minority, the measure has been criticized by some as a threat to democracy and backed by others as necessary to counter those challenging Israel's Jewish character from within and without.
During a visit to South Africa on Wednesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed support for those opposing the bill, which could impact chances of achieving peace in the region, according to media reports.
A stormy Knesset debate Wednesday reflected the deep dispute and heightened emotions around the bill, which is threatening to splinter Netanyahu's ruling coalition and prompt early elections.
"Now, explain to me why you disagree. Tell me, I want to know," Netanyahu demanded of shouting lawmakers.
The prime minister also defended Erdan's decision and legislation to revoke rights of perpetrators or supporters of violence. "Those who praise murderers, calling them martyrs, and incite or commit acts of terror will not receive national insurance," he said.