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Hundreds of Israel reserve doctors suspend military services to protest judicial overhaul

15 Jul 2023 - 17:25

Hundreds of Israeli reserve doctors have suspended their military services in the Israeli army in protest against the Israeli far-right government's plan to weaken the judiciary, Rai Al-Youm reported on Friday.

The Military Medicine Club called for the government to stop the judicial overhaul plan before it is too late.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, over a thousand doctors sent a letter to chair of the Israel Medical Association, Zion Hagay, urging him to declare a strike until the "complete trashing of the overhaul."
According to The Times of Israel, the overhaul plans will harm: "The quality of medicine in Israel, will harm patients, and undermine the great achievements of Israeli medicine."
Hundreds of medical students also issued a plea to Hagay to call a strike over the proposals: "It will cause a brain drain, Israel's academic isolation and allow political officials to take control of medical education and research in Israel."
Protests have been organised on a weekly basis through Israel since Israeli Justice Minister Yariv Levin announced the overhaul package in January, less than a week after the right-wing coalition government took office.

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