All Israelis Will Have to Join Biometric Database From Next Year, Minister Says

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Ilan Lior and Or Kashti – July 1, 2016

Interior Minister Arye Dery announced on Thursday that starting next year, joining the biometric database will be obligatory.

“From now on anyone obtaining a document from the Interior Ministry, whether an ID card or a passport, will receive a biometric one. We’ve decided on having this database and we’ll soon decide what will be included in it,” Dery said at a ceremony marking the millionth person to join the biometric database, which was held at the new Population and Immigration Authority office in south Tel Aviv.

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