Medical doctors, residents, interns and students marched in Tel Aviv on Saturday night to protest the government’s decision to continue 26-hour shifts for most doctors.

The residents claim that if the current suggestions are implemented, only 10 percent of doctors will see their shifts cut down, as the outline only include hospitals in the periphery and only in certain professions.

The 26-hour shifts are harmful to doctors and patients alike, claim the protesters, who demand a setup of 18-hour shifts be implemented across the country.

"Twenty-six, Nitzan, be ashamed," chanted the crowds as they blocked the entryway to the house of Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz, who refused to come out to speak to the demonstrators.... Read More: JPost