Health officials rage over court ruling to open airport

Health officials are raging over the High Court’s decision to reopen Ben Gurion Airport, with unnamed sources telling Channel 13 that the judges had “gone off the rails,” while some quoted by Ynet say they “stabbed us in the back.”

“Everyone’s an epidemiologist now,” the latter says.

They warn that the unchecked arrival of new variants could create a new wave of infections.

The judges said in their ruling that the ban on citizens entering their home country, unparallelled around the world, is unconstitutional. They said the focus should be on enforcing quarantine — an area where authorities have failed — rather than on preventing entry.