Bill Would Give Defense Minister Broad Powers Against Israelis Deemed 'Public Safety' Threat

Proposed law would broaden power of defense minister to curb citizens’ freedoms, including restricting the professions a person could work in, forbidding them from leaving the country or having contact with certain individuals.

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The government has submitted legislation that would expand the defense minister’s powers to detain Israeli citizens without trial or issue other administrative orders restricting their freedom.