Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has no intention to construct settlements in the E1 corridor, and is only using the issue to distract the public from social affairs, Labor part head Shelly Yacimovich said Wednesday.

"[Netanyahu] just wants you to focus on E1 and not on (striking) nurses, on the public health care system which has crashed, and on issues for which you have taken to the streets," she said in a message to the public.

Yacimovich attacked Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman for ignoring "how we earn less but pay more for health, education, commodities and housing," and warned that the electorate would make them pay at the ballot box.

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