Renewing attempt to ban call to prayer in Israel

Israeli ministers renew attempt to ban call to prayer and Ministerial committee approves revised draft of law to ban use of loudspeakers for call to prayer at night

Renewing attempt to ban call to prayer in Israel

World bulletin/News Desk

Israeli ministers have made a renewed attempt to ban the Muslim call to prayer being broadcast through loudspeakers, Israeli media reported Sunday.

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation has approved a draft of the bill which will go to a preliminary vote in the parliament, according to daily Yedioth Ahronoth.

After the law earlier met opposition from Ultra-Orthodox Jewish lawmakers over concerns about how it might also affect Jewish religious practices, the revised draft makes the ban applicable from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Palestinians have rejected the law claiming it deprives Muslims of their right to freedom of religion.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Şubat 2017, 18:47