Will this be the next struggle between the ultra-Orthodox and the government? Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said today (Wednesday) that he is working to promote the opening of buffets in hospitals seven days a week – even on Saturdays.
Horowitz said in the plenum: “I want to open buffets in hospitals on Saturdays as well. They should be open seven days a week. I also work to lower prices and also be open seven days a week, including on Saturdays, because then there are many visitors who come to visit patients and have no option. Even buy something to drink. “
Horowitz’s remarks have already provoked tensions within the coalition: And to the chairman of the right-wing faction, MK Nir Orbach, responded to the health minister’s remarks and wrote on his Twitter account: “Want – will not happen.”
As you may recall, Horowitz already clashed head-on with the ultra-Orthodox at the beginning of the month, when he instructed to extend the working days of the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Abu Kabir to allow forensic autopsies on Saturdays and Israeli holidays as well. The decision was made after a request from Knesset members from the “joint list”, who wanted to allow autopsies to take place on weekends in order to facilitate Muslim families.
The chairman of Torah Judaism, MK Moshe Gafni, said in response to Minister Horowitz’s directive that “I very much hope that the ministers and religious MKs in the coalition will not let this happen, and will not allow Nitzan Horowitz to change the character of the Jewish state and desecrate Shabbat.” A soul in the matter. “