Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked denies that anything was changed in the Palestinian reunification law brought up for a vote in the Knesset early this morning.
“It’s the same law. The law was exactly the same, not a word was changed,” Shaked tells Channel 13 News, with the exception that it was to be renewed for six months instead of one year.
“At the same time,” she adds, the government agreed to “expand considering the requests of 1,600 people” who are already residing in Israel, and grant them temporary resident status.
Shaked vows that the extension of the law “will be brought to a vote again” in the coming weeks. “I’m sure we’ll ultimately succeed in passing it.”