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  6/29/2012, Tammuz 9, 5772

Bereaved Families: Dismiss Senior Officials due to Fire


Ze'ev Even-Chen and Amit Klein, the father and widower of Topaz Even-Chen Klein, who died in 2010's Carmel Ridge Fire, sent a letter, Thursday, to Public Safety Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch, demanding that he fire a number of senior fire, prison and police officials because of their involvement in failures during the fire, according to Israel Defense Forces Radio. The letter criticized the promotions of Northern District Police Commander Roni Attiya and Deputy Commissioner Michael Calphon of the Prisons Service.

Last week, Even-Chen and Klein sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, demanding the dismissal of Interior Minister Eli Yishai and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz for the special blame they received from State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss.