The draft bill, which gained legislators' approval on Monday, gives President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi the right to name officers who are eligible for rewards that include ministerial benefits and immunity from investigation for any offences committed from July 3, 2013 to June 8, 2014 - namely from the day of former President Mohammed Morsi's overthrow to el-Sissi's first day as president.
The Egyptian parliament has passed a law that will prevent military leaders from being prosecuted in connection with the violence that overran the country five years ago.
The official MENA news agency on Monday quoted Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal defending the bill and saying: "Why not grant them Egyptian citizenship?"
After speeding through a legislative process that typically takes months, the law was passed by a show of hands in parliament with an overwhelming majority of attending lawmakers raising their hands in support. He argued that the proposed draft is "part of improving the investment climate" in Egypt.
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Also found inside the 50-tonne coffin was a significant amount of sewage which had leaked its way inside over two millennia. Archaeologists will now study the tomb in depth to pinpoint when its occupants lived, and how they died.
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The Palestinians, for their part, want these areas - along with the Gaza Strip - for a future state of Palestine. Israel's Supreme Court has suspended the planned demolition pending an appeal amid global opposition to the move.
Egypt has been looking to boost its finances and draw back foreign investment that fled the country after its 2011 uprising, notably through a series of tough reforms tied to a $12 billion International Monetary Fund loan programme it began in late 2016.
The tough austerity measures have won praise from economists and business leaders but have dealt a heavy blow to poor and middle-class Egyptians.
The law gives President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the right to name officers to be eligible for immunity from investigation into alleged offences committed while Egypt's constitution was suspended between Mursi's overthrow on July 3, 2013 and the reconvening of parliament on January 10, 2016. Authorities have since jailed thousands, mostly Islamists but also secularists behind a 2011 uprising that toppled Morsi's predecessor, longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.