Knesset committee authorizes extension of Shin Bet virus carrier tracker program

Knesset members have approved a three-week extension to the tracking of coronavirus carriers by Israel’s domestic spy agency, allowing the controversial program to remain in place as legislation to anchor it in law is drafted.

The extension approved by the Knesset Subcommittee for the Intelligence Services was less than the six weeks sought by the government, which sought to keep the program in place until June 16.

It will now expire on May 26.

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