Emergency law forbids firing of employees in North

The government pushed through an emergency law Sunday stating that businesses were not allowed to dismiss employees who could not make it to work due to the current crisis in the North. The law, which was submitted by Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Eli Yishai, is an update of a 2003 ruling made during the Gulf War, reported Ynet. It only applies to those who live and work north of Safed, not to those who live further south. Several Israeli media outlets reported Sunday that there were some factories that had threatened workers with dismissal if they did not show up.