Is Smutrich accurate? The rising morbidity in Corona is of great concern to the public, as well as to politicians who are even trying to find fault with the reason that the State of Israel is in the midst of a fourth wave, despite the widespread public response to vaccines. Last night (Wednesday) Member of Knesset Bezalel Smutrich (Religious Zionism) blamed the Pride Parade in Tel Aviv as the focus of an eruption from the Knesset podium. Is Smutrich accurate in his words?
MK Smutrich found the cause of the outbreak of the disease wave. Photo: Knesset Channel
In response to Maariv’s question, the Ministry of Health referred to the Knesset member’s determination, and explained why the current wave of morbidity began. “The eruption of the fourth wave began due to infections by passengers who returned from abroad and did not maintain their isolation,” the ministry said in a statement.
As you may recall, part of Smutrich’s remarks last night from the Knesset podium: “There was a huge contagion party here, which I think started the whole eruption, this whole wave,” he said in his opening remarks. “No one has the courage to say this because it is not politically correct, but the Pride Parade. There is a great rampage there in Tel Aviv. She was the starter of this thing, of this outburst.”