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Bill to hike fines for virus violations delayed amid ultra-Orthodox objections

A Knesset vote on raising fines for violations of coronavirus restrictions will be delayed until understandings are reached between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the ultra-Orthodox parties.

The development follows a meeting Netanyahu held this morning with United Torah Judaism party leader Ya’akov Litzman.

The Haredi parties view the fine hikes as directed against their community, because most education institutions that have been caught violating the rules are ultra-Orthodox.

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