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Blue and White warns lockdown won’t be extended until fines hiked for violations

The Blue and White party says it won’t allow the cabinet to meet Thursday to extend the nationwide lockdown unless legislation upping fines for violators goes ahead.

“There will be no cabinet meeting on extending the lockdown if there is no equal enforcement for all,” the party says. “Either everyone heeds the lockdown — or there will be no fake lockdown.”

The fine hike legislation, which aims to crack down on ultra-Orthodox schools open in violation of the rules, is stuck in committee amid disagreements between Haredi politicians, Blue and White, and Likud.

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