In first reading, Knesset passes bill doubling lockdown fines

The Knesset plenum gives a non-final okay to a law bill doubling fines for lockdown violations, which has been bitterly opposed by the ultra-Orthodox parties.

In a first reading, 52 MKs support the bill and 23 oppose it.

The Knesset House Committee will now determine which committee will discuss the bill before it goes up for the remaining second and third readings.

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