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Final votes on police recommendations bill delayed until tomorrow

The final votes on the so-called police recommendations bill will not be held in the Knesset plenum today, after the opposition lodges thousands of objections to the proposed legislation. After hours of votes in the Knesset’s Internal Affairs Committee to finalize the bill, committee chairman Likud MK David Amsalem delays the panel’s proceedings until tomorrow.

Until the bill is finalized in the committee, it cannot be brought to its final plenary votes that would pass it into law. The lawmakers are debating an amended version of the bill which excludes its application to ongoing investigations into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and coalition chairman David Bitan.

— Marissa Newman

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