Knesset passes law stiffening punishment for abuse of minors by supervisors

In another law passed as part of a last-minute legislative blitz after the Knesset’s vote to disband itself, coalition and opposition lawmakers give final approval to a law hiking the punishment for abuse of minors by non-family supervisors.

Following a series of high-profile cases of abuse of toddlers by daycare and kindergarten staff members in recent years, the law sets a minimum punishment for such cases and increases the maximum punishment to four years in jail.

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