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Ministers presented the plan against polygamy

Monday, July 31, a special Ministerial Commission was presented the plan for the suppression of polygamy. First and foremost, a plan was formed to combat polygamy among the Bedouin.

According to the data, which were presented at the meeting, the website Walla News, the «leader» in the number of polygamous marriages among Muslims in Israel are Bedouin. According to this indicator, the Bedouin families are also spared the Muslim population of the Palestinian authority. More than 16% of the Bedouin families consist of one man and several women.

The plan was developed with the participation of the Minister of justice Ayelet shaked and involves legal steps, provides for stricter control over the observance of the law, as well as tightening criteria for welfare benefits. In addition, developed social and educational programs for the sector.

In the framework of programmes to combat polygamy the Ministry of justice is promoting an amendment to the law that would allow the national insurance Institute to make deductions to evade paying alimony to men without filing a lawsuit. This will solve the problem of lack of resources in the division «bituah Leumi» dealing with similar issues.

In addition, it provides tighter control of compliance with the legal prohibition on polygamy. For violation of this prohibition are punishable by imprisonment for up to 5 years.

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Ministers presented the plan against polygamy 31.07.2017

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