Opposition leader Tzipi Livni on Wednesday evening slammed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the disastrous official response to the Carmel fires during a speech she delivered at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.
"Since the fire first broke out we have allowed the prime minister [full reign] to act," said Livni.
She continued, "I have no doubt that the prime minister wanted to deal with disaster and to do the utmost to stop the fire. But then, we saw the management of events becoming [an exercise in] public relations and to a media performance."Earlier on Wednesday, Netanyahu expressed appreciation the
in-depth report on the Fire and Rescue Service by State Comptroller
Micha Lindenstrauss and said the he will adopt its conclusions and will
implement them as quickly as possible.
Netanyahu instructed the
interministerial team chaired by the PMO Director-General Eyal Gabai to
discuss the report's recommendations next week, with the intent to
In addition, the prime minister instructed his
military secretary, Maj.-Gen. Yohanan Loaker to present in the coming
days a proposal to establish an aerial firefighting force to deal with
Stay on top of the news - get the Jerusalem Post headlines direct to your inbox!