Ministers partially approve upping fines for business open on Shabbat

The ministerial panel tasked with evaluating legislation gives a stamp of approval to a proposal to significantly hike fines against business that open over Shabbat, a controversial measure.

According to news site Ynet, the coalition agreed to let the bill pass on preliminary reading, but to leave it in committee for a more in-depth look by an ad-hoc panel of business leaders before letting it move forward.

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