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June 23, 2014 4:00 am

Knesset Delays Vote on Force-Feeding Hunger-Striking Convicts

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Israeli Knesset Hall. Photo: Wiki Commons.

Times of Israel – Knesset vote on the bill allowing Israel to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike was delayed overnight Sunday-Monday, hours before it was set to be brought up for a second reading.

The demand to postpone came at the behest of Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid), who threatened a coalition crisis, Channel 2 reported.

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