Politicians respond to State Comptroller's report on public transportation

"During the Netanyahu's reign, millions of Israelis who use the public transportation 'enjoy' services apt for a Third World country," Avi Gabbay said.

By ALON EINHORN
March 13, 2019 16:40
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Cars drive on a highway as a train enters a station in Tel Aviv, Israel November 25, 2018

Cars drive on a highway as a train enters a station in Tel Aviv, Israel November 25, 2018. (photo credit: REUTERS/CORINNA KERN)

 
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"Every Israeli who is now stuck in a traffic jam should know that it is because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is too busy himself and does not care for the civilians," the Blue and White party responded to the report published by State Comptroller Joseph Shapira on Wednesday.

"The State Comptroller's report proves once again that for Netanyahu, only his political survival matters. The report presents the failures of public transportation in Israel, especially during his tenure as prime minister," The Blue and White wrote in a statement. "What Netanyahu did not do in 10 years, he will not be doing anymore. The citizens of Israel deserve more."

Labor party leader Avi Gabbay added his comments to the report published, saying that "The government has been derailed."

"During the Netanyahu's reign, millions of Israelis who use the public transportation 'enjoy' services apt for a Third World country," Gabbay said.


Former Chairman of the State Control Committee, MK Karin Elharar commented on the report, saying that "The State Comptroller's report shows that the Israeli government and the Transportation Ministry are not doing enough to improve the public transportation system." Elharar added that "the time has come to bring change and to work for the sake of the people of Israel."

"An indictment against the Transportation Ministry and its Minister. In a proper country, the minister in charge would resign from office and take the bus home." Meretz Chairman MK Tamar Zandberg attacked Transportation Minister Israel Katz.

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