Response of the Ministry, and the Minister’s statement about the decision regarding mining at Sede Barir
The Ministry of Health participated yesterday in the discussion at the National Council, and voted against mining. The Ministry of Health has one vote in the National Council, not a right to veto. The Ministry of Health will continue to express its stand also in the coming stages of detailed planning in the framework of the Regional Council.
Minister of Health Yakov Litzman: This is an unfortunate decision that will endanger public health. Surrender to wealth-government interests, at the expense of the health of the residents of the Negev, is regrettable.