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Lawmakers and other senior officials are expected to get an estimated 2.5% raise in their salaries next year.
The raises will range from NIS 1,000 for MKs, bringing them to a monthly NIS 41,525, to NIS 1,500 for Knesset committee chair people, raising their pay to NIS 43,000. The rate will be based on the increase in the average salary in the market. The exact rate will be determined next month.
MKs, judges, Sharia court judges and the president, among others, will receive the annual raise. However, the prime minister, ministers and deputy ministers will not, as their salaries are linked to the consumer price index.
Yesh Atid announced that its MKs would donate their pay raise to “citizens in whom the state does not invest.”
“If the money is given back to the state, it won’t reach the public,” the faction said.
“We all see how the government manages the money.”