Gaza, Alray - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu postponed voting on a proposed bill that would extend Israel labor laws to Israeli women working in the settlements in the West Bank, media sources reported.
The bill was recently approved by the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation, but after Science and Technology Minister Jacob Perry (Yesh Atid) formally submitted his objection to the bill, it is slated to be discussed once more by the cabinet on Sunday, Haaretz reported.
MK Orit Strock (Habayit Hayehudi) proposed a bill to extend the Israel’s labor laws to women working in the settlements in the West Bank.
“From the legal standpoint, the extension of Israeli legislation of a territorial nature to the [territories] could have ramifications at the level of international law." Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein wrote to Cabinet Secretary Avichai Mendelbli, opposing the bill.
Perry and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni opposed the bill and published a joint statement in which they said: “The bill proposed by MK Orit Strock is an attempt to annex the territories from the legal standpoint and to harm Israel’s international standing under the guise of a mechanism for protecting the rights of Israeli and Palestinian women working in the territories.”