Poll: Plurality of Israelis oppose letting hametz into hospitals on Passover

A poll by the Israel Democracy Institute on the hot button issue of allowing hametz into hospitals and army bases during Passover finds a plurality of Israelis oppose letting hametz into the former, and a majority oppose allowing it into the latter.

Some half of respondents (49%) say it should be banned from hospitals during the holiday (compared to 44% who say it should be permitted). And on military bases, the ratio is 58% against letting it in and 37% in favor.

The poll was held between March 29 and April 1, with 605 men and women interviewed in Hebrew and 156 in Arabic. The maximum sampling error was ±3.59%.

The High Court of Justice has ruled that hospitals cannot bar visitors from bringing leavened products onto their premises during the holiday.

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