Netanyahu to propose bigger fines for schools that reopen in violation of rules

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will next week propose increased fines for education institutions operating in violation of measures imposed to contain the coronavirus, after some ultra-Orthodox schools and yeshivas reopened in defiance of the regulations.

In a video posted on social media, Netanyahu thanks Israelis for adhering to the rules and showing solidarity to cut infection rates, but adds that “not everyone is cooperating.”

“That is why next week at the cabinet, I will introduce more steps against those who violate the directives, including heavy fines for education institutions that open without an approval,” he says.

“This isn’t directed against anyone, it is meant against something: against the virus and against the disease. I expect cooperation from everyone, without exception.”