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Health minister, interior minister at odds over health coverage for migrants

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz holds a press conference, together with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (not seen) at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on July 14, 2021. (Noam Revkin Fenton/FLASH90)
Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz holds a press conference, together with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (not seen) at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on July 14, 2021. (Noam Revkin Fenton/FLASH90)

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz a plan to extend health insurance to tens of thousands of African asylum seekers in Israel.

His proposal, first reported by the Haaretz daily and confirmed by the left-wing minister in a tweet, is swiftly opposed by Israel’s right-wing interior minister.

Yamina’s Ayelet Shaked “opposes any step that will lead to the entrenchment of illegal infiltrators in Israel and will use all means at her disposal to take them out of the country,” her office says, according to Hebrew reports.

 

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