Israeli Lawmakers Empower Minister to Decide Which MKs May Visit Security Prisoners

Move follows suspicions that MK Basel Ghattas (Joint List) smuggled cellphones and coded messages to security prisoners during a visit earlier this week.

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Lawmakers approved on Tuesday an initiative by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan to choose which Knesset members may visit security prisoners, after MK Basel Ghattas has been accused of trying to smuggle...