After months of delay, Ohana signs order to enforce ban on seeking sex services

Public Security Minister Amir Ohana signs an order to enforce a law banning people from seeking prostitution services.

Though the ban entered into effect in July, Ohana’s delay did not allow police to punish transgressors with the designated fines.

Public Security Minister Amir Ohana holds a press conference in Jerusalem, on July 15, 2020. (FLASH90)

Ohana had insisted enforcing the ban was problematic, as a program to treat and rehabilitate those engaged in prostitution was not yet ready. He now says he is satisfied the work on the program is far enough along to sign the measure.