Jerusalem, Israel — Jerusalem City Council elections live-streamed online by Facebook will be broadcast on Monday.
The announcement comes after the council’s vote on Sunday to allow Israeli citizens to vote in the presidential election in Israel.
The vote is the second major step toward a return to Israeli politics after the Israeli cabinet decided to postpone the election for one year and to hold it in 2019.
The council vote is being streamed live on Facebook Live.
It will be followed by a two-hour debate at 7 p.m. in Jerusalem.
During the debate, the council will hold a public vote on the status of Jerusalem as a Jewish city.
The announcement by Facebook comes amid a spate of incidents involving Israeli citizens in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
In September, two Palestinians were killed in a stabbing attack near the Old City of Jerusalem.
Two months later, another man was killed in Jerusalem by an Israeli settler while protesting the Israeli occupation of the West Wall.
In October, two Palestinian men were killed when a knife-wielding Palestinian man entered a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Old City.
A month later, two Israeli teens were killed and dozens wounded by a Palestinian gunman who entered the synagogue in the Old Temple complex and stabbed three Israeli teenagers, aged 14 and 15.
Earlier this month, an Israeli man was sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty of killing a Palestinian man in Jerusalem in an attack that left the Israeli suspect dead.