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New Hope decries ‘unrestrained attacks’ on Shasha-Biton as she scraps with Health Ministry

Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton at a handover ceremony at the Education Ministry in Jerusalem on June 14, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton at a handover ceremony at the Education Ministry in Jerusalem on June 14, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

New Hope hits out at critics of Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton, the party’s No. 2, as she tussles with the Health Ministry over her push to shorten quarantine for students and have all schoolchildren return to the classroom.

“The unrestrained attacks on the education minister crossed the line of good taste. These cowardly attacks must be denounced,” sources in the party tell Hebrew media. “Experts in the whole of Israel… expressed support for the proposal for starting the school year that was presented by Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton’s proposal.”

The sources again insisted that the plan was agreed on by the Health Ministry, despite the latter’s denials and publicly stated opposition to parts of the plan.

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