State comptroller blames Netanyahu, Yishai for Carmel fire failures

15.08.2011                      15.Aw-Elul, 5771                       TuBeAw

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State comptroller blames Netanyahu, Yishai for Carmel fire failures

Report harshly criticizes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Interior Minister Eli Yishai, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz for inadequate response to devastating fire.

A report criticizing the government handling of last year’s devastating Carmel forest fire placed blame on several top government officials including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Interior Minister Eli Yishai, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz.
The report also harshly criticized Defense Minister Ehud Barak, although it stopped short of holding him responsible for the tragic fire which took the lives of 44 people….