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Joint List chairman calls on public security minister to resign over Meron tragedy

Public Security Minister Amir Ohana at the lighting of a bonfire during the celebrations of the Jewish holiday of Lag Baomer on Mt. Meron in northern Israel on April 29, 2021. (David Cohen/Flash90)
Public Security Minister Amir Ohana at the lighting of a bonfire during the celebrations of the Jewish holiday of Lag Baomer on Mt. Meron in northern Israel on April 29, 2021. (David Cohen/Flash90)

Joint List chairman Ayman Odeh says Public Security Minister Amir Ohana must resign over yesterday’s tragedy in Meron.

Ohana’s office published a picture of him overlooking the police’s securing of the Lag B’Omer celebration. However, he has not issued a statement claiming responsibility since the tragedy took place.

Odeh accuses Ohana of “sweeping disregard for the many warnings and signs of danger.”

“From the violence and crime that takes place in Arab society to the management his management of the pandemic to the Meron disaster, the government and the police are closing their eyes and abandoning entire sectors [of the public]. Ohana must take responsibility for the terrible omission and resign immediately,” Odeh tweets.

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