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To further stop the spread of COVID-19 especially the Omicron variant, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett proposes to impose a lockdown for Israelis not vaccinated against COVID-19.

Aside from lockdown, Bennett also wants the closure of Ben Gurion airport.

According to reports, the proposals of Bennett face stiff opposition from Israeli Health Officials.

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said the proposals are “unreasonable”.

Horowitz added that a lockdown for the unvaccinated amounted to “forced vaccinations.”

Sources said due to the opposition, Bennett’s twin proposals are put on hold.

Meanwhile, after the meeting, it was learned that the attendants at the meeting agreed to ramp up enforcement of the Green Pass with an emphasis on issuing immediate fines and without warning in case of an infraction.

It was also learned that they agreed to meet again later on Thursday to discuss further restrictions on Ben Gurion airport.

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