Israel may ban nude photos under age 9

Feb. 24, 2004 at 9:33 PM

JERUSALEM, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A bill being considered in Jerusalem would make publishing nude photographs of minors above the age of five years a crime in Israel.

The bill, currently in the Knesset's Labor and Social Affairs Committee, prohibits the publishing of such a photos even if a child's parents or guardian gave permission for publication, the Ha'aretz news service reported Tuesday.

Gila Finkelstein of the National Religious Party, who offered the bill, said the measure is designed to defend the privacy of children and help limit sexual exploitation of minors.

Under current Israeli law, nude photographs of children under the age of 9 may be published.

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