JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has abandoned a contested labor bill for female settlers that critics claimed would entrench Israeli control of the West Bank.
Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Sunday that a military decree would replace the proposed legislation and make labor laws in the West Bank for both Israeli and Palestinians women mirror those in Israel.
A pro-settler party lawmaker said she pushed for the bill after learning of pregnant settlers who'd been unfairly fired. Critics said the true intent of the bill was to enact a creeping annexation over the Israeli controlled areas Palestinians want for a state.
Israel has never annexed the West Bank and it technically remains under military rule. Israel relies heavily on military decrees, rather than parliament, for laws in the region.
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Another officer-involved shooting left one man dead Sunday night in Albuquerque, according to APD interim Chief Allen Banks.
Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.
Department of Agriculture officials are warning customers to not get burned when buying firewood.
Church groups, parents and teachers met Sunday at the 20th annual Albuquerque Interfaith Convention. State education reform was their central focus.