Ministers to vote on permitting body searches

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
October 17, 2015 21:10

The Ministerial Committee on Legislation will vote Sunday on a bill requested by the Public Security Ministry that would expand the right of police to search individuals for weapons in public places, such as pubs, clubs, sporting events, and bus stops.

The legislation, which was drafted before the current wave of violence, would permit body searches even if police do not have concrete reason to suspect that the individual is bearing arms, as long as they have reason to suspect that the individual would be involved in violence.

The ministers will also vote on a bill sponsored by Yisrael Beytenu that would withhold party funding from parties that support boycotting Israel.


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