Gov’t said examining ways to constrain arrivals in Israel despite court ruling

The government is looking to formulate a new plan to constrain entry at Ben Gurion Airport, after the High Court ruled earlier that limitations on the entry of Israeli citizens must end on Saturday, Channel 12 reports.

A joint team comprised of representatives of the Health Ministry, National Security Council, Transportation Ministry and Justice Ministry is reviewing possible alternatives for new regulations that will pass the court test.

Government coronavirus czar Nachman Ash says the ruling is “worrying because it will allow the entry of a lot of illness and dangerous variants [of the virus].”

Israel’s coronavirus czar Prof. Nachman Ash at a vaccination center in Herzliya, December 20, 2020 (Flash90)

The decision “could bring Israel closer to a [new] high wave of sickness,” he says.

Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin also attacks the decision while walking to Army Radio, decrying the fact that “judges come and say ‘We’ll endanger all your lives for a constitutional principle from a non-existent principle.”