Coalition said to exempt gas station convenience stores from ‘Shabbat bill’

Coalition leaders have reportedly agreed to exclude gas station convenience stores from the so-called Shabbat bill that would force stores to close on the Jewish day of rest.

The bill sponsored by the ultra-Orthodox Shas party was to be voted on in the Knesset tomorrow, although changes to the text would mean the bill would have to be re-approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation before a plenum vote.

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