On Monday, 5 March 2018, the Knesset Plenum approved in the final reading the reinstatement of an emergency order. To be converted into an article of a permanent law, namely the Law on Entry into Israel, the law provides for increasing the punishment and fine against every person who employs or provides a shelter to a “foreign national” without a permit. The law also vests police officers in the area to issue an order, prohibiting the use of the place of residence of the concerned person.

 Every year, the Knesset used to extend the said article as an emergency order. The penalty amounts to imprisonment for four years and a fine up to ILS 10,000 ($ 2,8000) against individuals and ILS 40,000 ($ 11,200) against companies.

In contrast with 14 MKs, a total of 63 MKs voted in favour of the bill.

Monday, September 20, 2021


The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) is an independent research centre specialising in Israeli affairs, based in Ramallah, Palestine. MADAR was established in 2000 by a group of Palestinian intellectuals and academics, including the late poet Mahmoud Darwish, Dr. Lily Feidy, Dr. Ali Jarbawi, Dr. Ahmad Harb, Mr. Walid Al-Ahmad and Mr. Akram Haniyyeh. The centre was registered as a not-for-profit organisation with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior, and obtained a research centre’s operational licensing from the Palestinian Ministry of Information.