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(photo credit: Associated Press)
Netanya Mayor Miriam Feirberg on Wednesday morning announced her resignation as
head of the task force on the rehabilitation of the Carmel area after the recent
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In a letter sent to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu,
Feirberg wrote: “During the tour of the communities damaged by the Carmel fire,
I was impressed by PMO [Prime Minister’s Office] chief Eyal Gabay’s leading of
the rehabilitation process with efficiency and with the full cooperation of all
the directors-general of the various ministries and governmental bodies.
Therefore I do not see the need for further intervention on my part in the
Feirberg did not take part in the directors-general
committee’s tour on Tuesday of the communities.
Local authority leaders
in the affected areas said they wanted to deal with the relevant ministries
directly and didn’t need an added level of bureaucracy.
appointed Feirberg as head of the team on Monday.
During a press
conference, Netanyahu announced that families whose homes were destroyed and
cannot return home within the next month will receive initial compensation soon
of NIS 2,500 per person to buy necessities, such as clothes and school books.