Kuwaiti bill calls for prison sentence for any dealings with Israel

AFP Kuwait may ban all

Lawmakers in Kuwait submitted a bill calling for a prison sentence of three to ten years and a hefty fine to be imposed on Kuwaitis who conduct dealings with Israel, AFP reported Thursday. The aim of the bill was reportedly to ban all dealings, ties, contacts and "opening representative offices of any type at any level with the Zionist entity directly or indirectly." Even meetings and agreements with Israeli individuals or groups would be prohibited, be they personal, governmental or business-related. The bill will be debated by the Kuwaiti parliament at a later date. If Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah sees fit to approve it, the bill will become law. However, the parliament did not to pass a similar bill proposed several years ago.