The bill was pushed by Prime Minister Benjaming Netanyahu, and came about following the meetings held by members of the Knesset Balad faction (which is part of the Joint List party) with family members of Palestinian terrorists.
The Knesset voted to approve the bill in a first round of votes by a 59:52 majority. This means it was approved by fewer than half of
A bill in the Knesset must pass three rounds of votes in order to officially become law. Monday evening's vote was the first.