The Israeli parliament will now be able to take legal action against members who leak information from classified meetings.
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The Knesset House Committee on Sunday unanimously voted in favor of the new rule, which stipulates that once information is leaked from a committee meeting, the Knesset security officer will consult with the parliament's legal adviser and with his permission file a complaint with the attorney general.
As per the new rule, when the identity of the Knesset member responsible for the leak is known and the case doesn't require a criminal investigation, the security officer will be authorized to refer the case to the Ethics Committee for further action.
Moreover, MKs will be required to sign a nondisclosure agreement when attending classified meetings.
The new rule was proposed by Knesset Security Officer Yosef Grif.