Minister Horowitz clarifies in the background of the increase in morbidity: “We will not limit and will not just close”

After another week of political drama, and against the background of the intra-coalition clashes over the Electricity Law and the reform of agriculture, faction meetings were held today (Monday), as every week. Meetings of the joint list, Meretz, the Labor Party and Blue and White were held today, with the focus on the outbreak of Corona virus and the spread of the Omicron variant.

The first faction meeting held was of The common list. At the beginning of the meeting, the Knesset member said Ahmed Tibi “This government is indeed right-wing, as evidenced by budgets for settlements more than ever. We visited Borkha yesterday, we saw the results of settler violence and military violence. “

On the sugary drinks, the Knesset member said: “We asked the Treasury to budget the amount that will go into the state coffers for information, to treat health problems in the periphery and in Arab society. We did not budget a large amount and therefore we will not support this law.

Ahmad Tibi (Photo: Danny Shem Tov, Knesset Spokeswoman)
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Member of Knesset Sami Abu Shehadeh He said that “we are just going to a demonstration in front of Assaf Harofe for the administrative detainee there, who has been on strike for 140 days. We think a decision has been made to execute him without trial. We also think that administrative detentions should pass from the world. And on Prime Minister Bennett. It can escalate and we can save it. “

On the surge in corona morbidity, he said, “We are in the midst of a fifth wave and we are rising in numbers dramatically. I want to call on the whole public to both get vaccinated and avoid crowds, it endangers us all.

The faction meeting of the March. Party chairman and health minister Nitzan Horowitz He opened the session with a reference to the spread of the omicron variant: “As we have estimated and practiced, the widespread infection that occurs all over the world in the omicron also comes here. “I say – we will pass this wave successfully as well. We prepared, prepared, and practiced in advance.”

Horowitz added that “the spread of the omicron can not be completely stopped so our steps are due to the characteristics of the strain and our condition is much better. We managed to delay the entry of the omicron, we bought precious time, took care of vaccines for adults and children The decision on a fourth vaccine, we increase the number of tests and the test policy and Ben Gurion Airport to adapt ourselves to the new wave. So yes, the wave here, but we are prepared. “The whole picture – first of all prevention of disease and also the preservation of the economy and democracy. As Minister of Health, I will not abandon any detail of this triangle: health, economy and democracy.”

“We are complying with guidelines and also changing them because data are constantly coming in regarding the behavior of the omicron,” the health minister continued. “It’s not always convenient, but it’s necessary. We’re on the pulse, and in dynamic risk management day after day. If we act in the same way no matter what, we’re harmed by one of these three elements. In contact with verified no isolation is required, as is the case today with the isolations of returnees from abroad, the classification of red states and the entry of foreigners into Israel. A vaccinated person returning from abroad will not be required for isolation, but only for examination, during which he will wait for an answer for about a day, and we also returned to the policy of non-Israelis entering Israel. “

He added that “in the situation of mass infection, the tests are also relevant mainly for high-risk people. Healthcare professionals will leave the test to those who need them more. While reducing harm.Therefore more people will be required to take personal responsibility and perform home tests.I want to reassure – yes we understand that the contagion is broad, but there is no room for terror, the apocalyptic scenarios are unnecessary to the public, anxiety is harmful to health.No need to talk about closures, no need to stress “We are preparing for difficult situations, but the matter is under control.”

The next meeting was held by a party the job Headed by the Minister of Transport Merav Michaeli, And also opened with a reference to the rising morbidity: “From the moment the Omicron is here, we have done things to prevent its spread. Even now we continue to act in every way to on the one hand, maintain public health, and on the other – maintain our economy. El Al and Arkia will keep the workers of this industry, who had no other safety net. The Labor Party will refuse any restriction other than response with economic aid. Israel is facing a significant illness, I call on everyone to get vaccinated and vaccinate the children. The most significant thing that prevents the disease, “said Michaeli.

Merav Michaeli (Photo: Yonatan Zindel, Flash 90)Merav Michaeli (Photo: Yonatan Zindel, Flash 90)

The Minister then referred to recent cases of sexual assault in ultra-Orthodox society: “In the past week, severe cases of sexual assault in ultra-Orthodox society have been exposed, this is not surprising. “Do not look. What you are going through today and what happened to Israeli society 30 years ago, we are in a determined struggle and we have changed the reality, there are those to turn to, do not hesitate.”

A party meeting was then opened Blue and white Led by the Minister of Defense Bnei Gantz. “I come here from a review by Commander Alon that expands its activities and joins the operational effort,” Ganz said in his opening remarks. “The IDF is preparing to recruit hundreds of paramedics and support hundreds of inpatients in the community. At the same time, the Home Front Command is preparing to assist institutions for the elderly, with an emphasis on cutting off the contagion chains. “

He later referred to the fourth vaccine: “Yesterday the government decided to accept Farkash Hacohen’s offer for a green label. I thank her for the initiative and hope it will be a booster for the success of the vaccination campaign. I call on everyone – get vaccinated, I will do it myself as soon as possible.”

Bnei Gantz (Photo: Noam Rivkin Fenton, Flash 90)Bnei Gantz (Photo: Noam Rivkin Fenton, Flash 90)

On the security situation, the minister said that “we attacked the Gaza Strip yesterday, as we will respond to the launch of incendiary balloons, we will broadcast to our enemies that mistakes are being paid for.” He further stated that “we are maintaining vigilance in Judea and Samaria. “The steps we are taking on the ground are intended to bring security and we are prepared to harm anyone who tries to harm us, from wherever they operate.”

He then referred to his meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, which drew harsh criticism: “I would like to thank the soldiers and commanders who are calm. As Minister of Defense, it is my job to make sure that the IDF is ready for war and battle on every front and in every scenario. As a country, I must prevent war. I heard the reviews and I repeat – whoever is responsible for sending troops into battle is the one who is responsible for preventing it. I was disappointed to hear politicians who spoke for political motives. In chambers they also sound different. Wherever politics clashes with security, security will win “.

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