Bill upping penalty for burning flags clears early hurdle

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved on Sunday a bill to update the penalty for burning an Israeli flag of 300 lira, worth about 10 agorot in a currency no longer in use, to NIS 50,000.

The bill by MK Nava Boker (Likud) would also increase the possible prison sentence for burning a flag from one year to three.


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