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Immunity Bill to Stop Netanyahu’s Indictment Submitted to Knesset
By Staff, Agencies
The ‘Israeli’ Knesset is weighing legislation that would grant Zionist government officials immunity from criminal prosecution, and just so happen to spare the occupation entity’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from three looming corruption indictments.
If the proposed amendment to the Immunity Law passes, elected officials cannot be charged with a criminal offense unless the 120-member Knesset and the Knesset House Committee agree to waive immunity. Should Netanyahu’s Likud Party secure a coalition and outnumber its rivals, the measure could effectively place them above the law for as long as they serve in government.
The legislation reverses existing procedure wherein Knesset members can only be granted immunity from prosecution if both Knesset and House Committee agree to spare them. It applies to any offense committed during or before being voted into the Knesset, and has outraged opponents of the PM.
“Citizens aren’t allowed to steal, but MKs are,” MK Pnina Tamano-Shata from the opposition Blue and White bloc marveled at the opening of a Knesset House Committee meeting. The Blue and White plans to hold a protest on Saturday denouncing the move as a “shield for democracy.”
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