Opposition leader attacked Prime Minister: "This is a failure, and one person signed it" • At the same time, the replacement Prime Minister Gantz spoke and admitted: "The opening of the economy was too early"
Torch attacks Ganz
Oren Ben Hakon
Opposition leader Yair Lapid this evening (Thursday) attacked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the government's conduct in the Corona crisis.
In a special statement, Lapid said that "the reason for this closure is the failed, political, sloppy and hysterical management of this government, of this prime minister. They have no work plan other than to shut everyone down in houses. It is a failure, and one person signed it. It is Netanyahu's failure."
The opposition leader claimed that the government did not have a plan to withdraw from the quarantine, and presented his own plan. As for the decision regarding the demonstrations, he said:
Even if they were given for foreign motives.
We will go to the bridges, it is a thousand meters from the house, we will demonstrate in capsules of 20 people. "
He added that "Netanyahu cannot be turned into a war between religious and secular people. We are all together in the fight against the disease, in the fight to save the economy. The government is not protecting us, let's take care of each other." Investigations, appointing a spokesman for the crisis, granting additional responsibilities to mayors and more.
At the same time, the replacement prime minister, Bnei Gantz, also spoke tonight.
Gantz addressed the citizens of Israel and said: "We are in a national emergency. Israel is in a time of need! This is not a struggle between worshipers and demonstrators. It is not a virus that only affects ultra-Orthodox or Arabs. It is not related to right or left. "They will help in deciding the virus, because in my forty years in the army, I learned that, in unity and cooperation, a campaign is decisive."
Ganz went on to admit that the decision to open up the economy after the first wave was too early and too broad.
He further said that the decision to transfer the system of cutting the contagion chain to the army came too late.
As mentioned, Ganz was interested in transferring responsibility to the military over the corona issue for an extended period of time.
"The people of Israel can defeat any virus as they can defeat any enemy - but we will not be able to do so with quarrelsome and controversial experts within us who are sabotaging these efforts. We will not be able to do so, Narrow, "he added, concluding:" At this time leadership needs to make tough decisions so that we can embrace again, return to health, make a decent living again and be with each other. It will not be easy, there will be more bumps in the road - but we will win! "