Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Israel seeks stiffer penalty against assault of elderly

Israel has raised the punishment for assault of the elderly or those 65 years old and above, to five years imprisonment. Knesset, the Israel parliament will monitor the impact of the law and if proved ineffective, a more severe penalty will be introduced.

Prior to the passage of the bill, two cases of maltreatment of the elderly involving Filipino caregivers were reported in the Israeli media.

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