21.12.2011 25.Kislev. 5772 Channuka 1
Deputy Health Minister, who opposed facility's construction, cannot attend because of plans "to light Hanukka candles”.
Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman said he will not attend the cornerstone laying ceremony at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon Thursday because of his “commitment to light Hanukka candles.”
The ceremony marks the construction of the fortified surgical and emergency departments building, which has been delayed for a decade, but is slated for completion in the next few years.
The Gur Hassid and United Torah Judaism MK, who fiercely opposed the construction project on a lot where ancient bones of pagans were found but who was overridden by the government, said Tuesday he would not attend the ceremony….