Hundreds of Israeli doctors spent the night in Kfar Chabad on their way to Yerushalayim. They are participating in a country-wide protest march which began in Ramat Gan. They are planning to set up a protest tent opposite the government complex in the capital.
Rabbi Binyomin Lifshitz, chairman of the Kfar Chabad Vaad, was requested to put the doctors for the night, and he gladly welcomed them. The Kfar residents prepared to host them and greeted them with refreshments and drinks.
Leaders of the Israel Medical Federation, including Dr. Leonid Idelman – who is in the second day of a hunger strike – left Kfar Chabad, just east of Tel Aviv, Tuesday morning on their march to Jerusalem to protest the lack of agreement with the government on a collective bargaining agreement which includes salary adjustments and reforms in the public health system.
The Prime Minister’s Office announced Monday evening that its executive director, Eyal Gabbai, will try to mediate between the government and the doctors on Tuesday.