Israeli tourism minister resigns over Netanyahu protests

Israel's tourism minister resigned from the illegitimate government on Friday, saying he did not have an ounce of confidence in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and that he had addressed his personal and legal issues before responding to the Coronavirus crisis. Accused of moving forward.

Israeli tourism minister resigns over Netanyahu protests

Asif Zameer is a member of the Center Blue and White Party, which fought Netanyahu's right-wing Likud in three consecutive elections in less than a year before forming an emergency government in May to combat the epidemic. What was the competition?

Last month, Israel was placed’ in the second, lock nationwide and is now suffering from the worst per capita spread in the world. The Emergency Government has been embroiled in controversy and has been widely criticized for its contradictory and often contradictory response to epidemics.

Zameer tweeted, "I can no longer sit in a government in which I don't have a shred of confidence in this person's head." "I am determined, unfortunately, that the Coronavirus crisis and its devastating effects are second on the Prime Minister's list of priorities. Personal and legal issues are at the top of Netanyahu's priorities."

Netanyahu has been the target of weekly protests outside his official residence for months, with protesters demanding that he resign from his case over numerous allegations of corruption and his response to the epidemic.

Earlier this week, Israel's parliament passed a law allowing the government to block public demonstrations during lockouts, as critics of Netanyahu accuse them of dissent. Trying to stop Netanyahu says sanctions are needed’ to stop the virus from spreading.

Likud ridiculed the decision to step down, accusing Netanyahu of playing politics at a time when Netanyahu is fighting around the clock to save the lives and livelihoods of Israeli citizens.

"The blue and white need to decide whether they are working with a coalition within the government to fight the Coronavirus or if they are creating chaos within the government and therefore harming the necessary measures for the sake of Israeli citizens Has arrived. "

It was praised’ last spring when Israel stepped in to seal its borders, close most businesses and enforce strict house orders. By May, the number of new cases per day had dropped to close to a dozen.

But this month's authorities abruptly reopened the economy, lifting almost all sanctions. Since then, the number of cases has risen, with the country now reporting more than 7,000 new infections a day, and authorities have warned that hospitals could soon be overwhelmed. Meanwhile, the recovery of the economy has been very slow.

In Israel alone, with a population of 9 million, a total of more than 250,000 and more than 1,600 deaths have been’ reported.


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