Knesset panel approves fines hike for final plenum votes

The Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice committee approves a bill doubling fines for those who flout lockdown regulation for its final votes in the plenum.

Ultra-Orthodox lawmakers skip the committee vote in protest, including committee chair MK Yaakov Asher.

The plenum votes will likely be held on Monday.

The legislation is approved in its original version.

The Blue and White party is refusing to extend the nationwide lockdown until the law passes. The lockdown expires Sunday night.

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