Ultra-Orthodox party to oppose increasing fines for schools opening illegally

The United Torah Judaism party reportedly reaches a decision to oppose legislation increasing the fines for education institutions that violate coronavirus restrictions.

Many ultra-Orthodox yeshiva elementary and high schools have been operating over the past week, breaking the law and receiving NIS 5,000 ($1,480) fines.

Ministers are proposing to up that amount to make the threat of fines more deterring.

But the Haredi party, which views the measure as directed against their community, says if such a bill is up for a Knesset vote, it’ll vote against it.

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