Hagit Ophir, chairman of the medical students in the Negev region stated, "public medical students sees themselves as the next generation of doctors who are part of the struggle to improve the public health system. We will not enter a patient's health care system that does not allow optimal treatment for patients. As long as the state attempts to... override the absence of genuine solutions to the plight of the health system, we can not sit back and go back to school. We urge the general public to join us in this important struggle for all of us. We deserve a good public health system. "