Ministerial Committee to declare 'restricted area' in Judea and Samaria

Cabinet authorizes ministerial committee to approve the declaration of a "restricted area" by the military commander in Judea and Samaria.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Netanyahu at Cabinet meeting (archive)
Netanyahu at Cabinet meeting (archive)
Photo: GPO

The Cabinet on Sunday night approved a resolution authorizing a ministerial committee tasked with defining a "restricted area" as part of the fight against the coronavirus, to approve the declaration of a "restricted area" by the military commander in Judea and Samaria.

The ministerial committee on defining a "restricted area" as part of the fight against the coronavirus is expected to convene on Monday afternoon.

In addition, the government approved increasing budgetary frameworks in a temporary order, in order to adjust the budget ceiling and the monthly spending limit to cope with the coronavirus crisis and to provide financial aid to citizens.

According to the amendment to the Basic Law, payments to the National Insurance can also be financed in the amount of about 16 billion shekels, and adjustments can be made in the management of the government debt by an additional 40 billion shekels, as a result of the current economic situation.

Once approved by the Cabinet, the bill will be brought to the Knesset for approval as soon as possible.

The Cabinet meeting dealt with the request of the Ministry of Health to approve movement restrictions and declare a "restricted area" in other localities and cities around the country, similar to the partial closure that was imposed on the city of Bnei Brak.

The localities in question are the cities of Elad, Modi'in Illit, Betar Illit, Beit Shemesh, Tiberias, Ashkelon, Migdal Haemek, Or Yehuda, several communities in Judea and Samaria, and a number of neighborhoods in Jerusalem - Har Nof, Mea She'arim, Ramot, Givat Mordechai, Ramat Shlomo, Beit Yisrael, Givat Shaul , Mekor Baruch, Kiryat Moshe, Zichron Moshe, Geula, the Bukharim quarter, Shmuel HaNavi, Sanhedriya and Beit Vagan.

Kan 11 News reported that, contrary to the closure of the city of Bnei Brak, the Ministry of Health is seeking to allow citizens to enter these communities, as well as to leave them to those who work outside the boundaries of the locality. The Home Front Command will be asked to provide food in these communities.

The Ministry of Health updated earlier on Sunday evening that the number of verified coronavirus cases in Israel has risen to 8,430.

139 patients are in serious condition, with 106 on a ventilator. 182 are in moderate condition and the rest are in light condition. The death toll stands at 49 with 546 patients having recovered and discharged from the hospital.




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