Yoav Kisch
Yoav Kisch Kobi Richter/TPS

Deputy Health Minister Yoav Kisch (Likud) on Tuesday responded to MK Naftali Bennett's (Yamina) criticism of the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis.

"Today we are in the State of Israel, the number one state when it comes to the number of coronavirus tests per capita," Kisch told 103 FM Radio. "We will reach our goal of 30,000 tests [per day]. To come and say, 'Open it up to the private market' is a misunderstanding of what is happening."

He added: "We are fighting a war of attrition, and there are a lot of lessons that need to remain with us for a long time in the future."

Earlier on Tuesday, Bennett told 103 FM that, "[Defense Minister Benny] Gantz and [Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu completely failed. The second lockdown is one of the greatest mistakes the State of Israel ever made, when it comes to the number of people harmed and the scope of the damage throughout their lives and in the next decades."

On Monday evening, Bennett's wife Gilat slammed Netanyahu on Facebook, writing: "It's amazing that...Bibi, despite his reverberating failures, doesn't think about this, proving how uninterested he is in this country."

"As far as he’s concerned, let us go through an economic holocaust only so that no one will love anyone more than him."

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