Eli Yishai Seeks 16 Times Maximum Reimbursement for Legal Fees in Carmel Fire Case

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz asks for about NIS 60,000 legal costs to be reimbursed,

Interior Minister Eli Yishai has asked the state to reimburse him NIS 326,000 for preparing his reply to the state comptroller's report accusing him of bearing much of the responsibility for the worst forest fire in Israel's history - 16 times the maximum amount set by the treasury for reimbursement of this kind.