Lawmakers barred from visiting security prisoners

The Knesset House Committee has voted to bar lawmakers from visiting security prisoners.

Channel 2 says that while individual Knesset members will no longer be permitted to make such visits, a group of coalition and opposition lawmakers will be set up that can inspect prisons and prisoners to make sure there is no abuse.

The move comes after police launched an investigation into Arab MK Basel Ghattas, who is suspected of smuggling phones to inmates in Israeli prison.

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