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  9/2/2011, Elul 3, 5771

MK Tirosh: Investigate Intern Resignations


Member of Knesset Ronit Tirosh severely criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Friday morning, for his handling of the resignations to be submitted by medical residents who are dissatsified with the collective bargaining agreement recently signed by the government and the Israel Medical Federation. The Kadima party lawmaker said the first person to die as a result will be Netanyahu's responsibility, citing his refusal to meet with the interns.

The former director-general of the Education Ministry said, "If the prime minister continues to refuse to meet with the residents, there will be no choice but to establish a state board of inquiry to examine his behavior after the death of the first patient as a result of the resignations of the interns. Unfortunately, the functioning of the prime minister will also cause the committee to find him guilty. I plead with him: This is the last moment to get out of this."