Many Israeli media this week published information that the Ministry of social Affairs is in favour of punishing the clients of brothels.
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According to the proposal submitted to inter-Ministerial Commission under the leadership of the Director General of the Ministry of justice Amy Palmer against a regular customer of the brothel could be prosecuted.
According to the website of the newspaper «Haaretz», this idea is supported by the police, Ministry of internal security and health.
The specialists of the Ministry of welfare recommended to «tighten the screws» gradually. In the case of the first arrest, the police may be limited to the educational conversation and a warning or a fine of more than a thousand shekels. When re-arrest is the size of the fine is doubled, and the «repeat offender» may be forced to attend lectures and seminars. The third detention of the Ministry of social Affairs recommends to initiate criminal proceedings. The money collected in fines will be used to rehabilitation program for women previously involved in the sex industry.
The idea for such a law is not new. The Minister of welfare Haim Katz (Likud), occupying the post in 2015, like its predecessor, Meir Cohen («Yesh Atid») has consistently supported various initiatives to combat prostitution. In early 2012 a legislative initiative on the introduction of criminal penalties not only for traders «live goods», but also for the customer «priestesses of love», performed Orit Zuaretz, who was then the Deputy of the Knesset from the Kadima party.
More than five years ago editorial NEWSru.co.il conducted a survey about the attitude of our readers to this problem. Due to the fact that re-issue is widely discussed in the media and Israeli society, we offer our readers to take part in a new poll. The results of a new survey will be compared with data obtained in 2012.
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