Hundreds Of Israeli Medical Residents Quit In Labor Dispute
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Hundreds Of Israeli Medical Residents Quit In Labor Dispute

Hundreds of medical residents in Israel have resigned over a labor dispute, leaving many Israeli hospitals shorthanded.

More than 300 residents did not show up for work Monday. The residents are dissatisfied with a nine-year agreement signed recently between the government and the Israel Medical Association.

The state prosecutor on Monday asked the national Labor Court to issue an injunction against the resignations and to order the residents to return to work as they continue to negotiate for a solution.

The resignations originally were scheduled to take effect in September, but were delayed by the court. The residents then agreed to stay on until Sunday in order to get past the Yom Kippur holiday.

Many of the residents already have secured positions in other countries, Ynet reported.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the residents to delay their resignations by another two weeks to allow him to help find a solution.

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