The Knesset house committee put on Monday's agenda for second and third reading the "bill to encourage settlements."

The controversial bill - proposed by coalition chairman Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) and MK Tzion Pinyan (Likud) - allows for a 35% tax exemption for pro-settlement donations.

Only a handful of MKs from Likud, Shas and the United Torah Judaism party were present to vote on whether or not to put the bill forward for second and third reading.

The bill was not due to be voted on Monday, however, due to the impending Knesset dissolution it was put on the agenda at the last minute. 

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