MK Dov Henin of the far-left Hadash party criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Sunday for the decision to freeze the transfer of tax money to the PA. “Every day we learn how determined the Netanyahu administration is to fight not only with the Palestinians, but with the entire world,” he said. “The Palestinian tax money does not belong to the government, therefore it must not expropriate it.”
“The Prime Minister, who is also the Health Minister, is not taking time to deal with the nurses’ strike and the collapse of the public health system, but does have time to invest huge amounts of money in settlement,” Henin continued. “That isn’t a punishment for the Palestinians, this government is first and foremost a punishment for Israelis.”
Netanyahu is officially the Minister of Health due to the hareidi-religious Yahadut Hatorah’s disinclination to officially take ministerial posts. Yahadut Hatorah member Yaakov Litzman serves as deputy minister of health.