Israel passes bill to tighten control over Jerusalem

Israel passed a security bill Sunday to consolidate its control over the entire Jerusalem, making it more difficult for any Israeli leader to hand over Palestinians parts of Jerusalem during future peace negotiations, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.
The bill, proposed by the far-right Jewish Home leader Shuli Moalem-Refaeli, states that giving up Israeli sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem would require approval by 80 members of Knesset (parliament), which is three-fourths of the members of the Israeli parliament. The ministerial committee for legislation has approved the bill.
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