Courts set to remain open during lockdown, with some exceptions

Acting Justice Minister Benny Gantz says courts will remain open during the upcoming lockdown, except for non-urgent cases whose hearings require many people to attend.

It’s not immediately clear if that applies to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial, which resumes next week.

Gantz also says judges will take the lockdown into consideration, delaying proceedings where necessary.

The announcement comes after Gantz meets with Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit and other top legal officials.