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Knesset denies gov't request to extend Shin Bet coronavirus surveillance

Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) surveillance for combating the spread of the coronavirus pandemic is no longer permitted, the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee decided Monday. 
The decision was reached after the government had issued a request to extend the use of surveillance. 
Committee chairman MK Zvi Hauser explained that "Shin Bet surveillance today has minimum contribution in combating the pandemic."  
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