Ministers pass bill nixing Sabbath business activity

Miki Zohar
Miki Zohar

Businesses open in Israel on Saturdays will be fined three times their proceeds for the day and be open to suits from rivals.

Despite efforts by the Kulanu Party to prevent the vote, the ministerial legislative committee today approved a bill forbidding businesses to operate on Shabbat (Saturday).

Under the proposed bill submitted by MK Miki Zohar (Likud), a business working on Shabbat will be fined three times its turnover for that day.

The bill also stipulates that the business owner will be exposed to civil actions by competing businesses suffering damage because that business was open on Shabbat.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - - on December 20, 2015

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