Israel has been forced into changing the wording of a controversial bill banning the commemoration of 'Nekba' or Catastrophe Day by Palestinians.
The Israeli cabinet on Sunday amended the bill to only prohibit the use of government funds to mark the day, AFP reported.
Every year, Palestinians held ceremonies on Nekba Day which marks the 1948 creation of the Israeli regime
Based on the original bill, which was deemed to be against the freedom of speech, commemorating the day could lead to up to three years in prison and other penalties.
The controversial bill was submitted by (Head KKK Racist Member) Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beitenu party which is known for its "extremist" and "racist" stances. The party had earlier suggested that any Arab who was not "loyal to the regime" should be stripped from "Israeli citizenship."
However, another bill which would require "Israelis to take oath of loyalty" was rejected by the cabinet on Sunday. link
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