The Ghattas effect: MKs banned from visiting terrorists in prison

Lawmakers will no longer be allowed to visit terrorists in prison, following allegations that MK Bassel Ghattas (Joint List) smuggled cell phones to security prisoners, the Knesset House Committee decided Tuesday.

The House Committee adopted Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan’s recommendation, which was based on Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) chief Nadav Argaman’s proposal, and decided that visits to security prisoners, as defined by the Prison Services, no longer fall under MKs’ parliamentary immunity.


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