An Israeli minister resigns over plans for a new detention while coronavirus cases recover

Israeli Housing Minister Yaacov Litzman announced his resignation on Sunday in response to the government’s plans to approve new detention amid the surge in cases, a move that will coincide with a vacation period in the country.

“My heart goes out to the thousands of Jews who go to the synagogue once a year and cannot do so this year due to imprisonment,” said Litzman, a member of the ultra-Orthodox Torah Party of United Judaism, the Israeli newspaper reports. The Jerusalem Post “.

He has stated that he has spoken against childbirth “on all possible forums” during this holiday season, stressing that “if childbirth is necessary, he should not wait for the increase in infections to reach that point”.

An Israeli minister resigns over plans for a new detention while coronavirus cases recover
An Israeli minister resigns over plans for a new detention while coronavirus cases recover

Litzman, who was Minister of Health, has argued that this measure should have been applied a month ago, and not at this time of the vacation. “Because of this, I can no longer be a minister and have decided to leave the government and return to parliament,” he added.

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