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Bill Penalizing Businesses That Don’t Deliver To West Bank Clears Hurdle

The Jerusalem Post reports: The Knesset approved legislation seeking to fight location-based discrimination in a preliminary reading Wednesday.

The bill, proposed by MK Shuli Moalem-Refaeli (Bayit Yehudi) states that customers who face location-based discrimination could sue businesses for up to NIS 50,000, without proof of damages.

“Whoever lives over the Green Line,” Moalem-Refaeli, who lives in Gush Etzion, said, “knows well the policies of many companies that deliver products or provide services and discriminate against a broad population group…based on the customers’ place of residence.”

The Bayit Yehudi MK said that residents of Arab villages and people living in remote areas of the periphery often face the same problem.

Read more at the Jerusalem Post

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