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Justice minister said to oppose ‘very harsh’ move to bar entry to foreigners

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (left) speaks with Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar in the Knesset, on June 28, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (left) speaks with Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar in the Knesset, on June 28, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar reportedly tells the coronavirus cabinet that he opposes the proposal to introduce a complete closure to tourists and foreign residents due to the spread of the Omicron variant.

“These are very harsh steps. It’s a question of taking risks and we’ve taken bigger risks in the past,” Sa’ar is quoted by Army Radio as telling ministers in the meeting.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is reportedly pushing for the move in order to limit the possibility of further Omicron cases coming into Israel.

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