During an ongoing legal dispute between suppliers of COVID-19 masks and the Israeli ministries of Defence and Justice, the latter has argued about the sale of faulty protective equipment.

The ministries are respondents in a proceeding before the Tel Aviv District Court, concerning the violation of payment terms of a contract for the supply of protective masks from two companies. The ministries filed a counterclaim, arguing that the companies were the first to violate the terms of the contract and the obligations they committed themselves to when they won the bid.

In particular, the ministries argued that the masks provided were not up to the standards laid out in the public tender bidding process and thus they exposed workers to risks of infection. The ministries, therefore, ask for compensation as well as for the restitution of an amount of money already paid to the companies.

Retrieved on 6 November 2022

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