Members of the Kiryat Shmona municipality hurled blame at Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during a meeting held with him in the north, saying to him that the residents of Kiryat Shmona were abandoned by the government.
One of the members said, "Mr. Prime Minister, where were you? Why didn't you take care of us?" Head of the Mevuot Hermon municipality, Benny Ben-Muvhar, claimed that the firefighters operating in the north throughout the war had no flack jackets, giving this as an example of the abandonment of the northern residents. (Ronny Sofer)