Wednesday, 13 September, the Knesset member from the SHAS party Yigal of EGAT announced that he was leaving the Parliament. He sent a letter to the speaker of the Knesset Julius Edelstein and the head of SHAS Aryeh Deri.
Member of the EGAT was forced to resign amid the scandal that erupted in the ultra-Orthodox community. The reason for the scandal was the interview that gave EGAT radio station «Galey TSAHAL». In an interview he said that he was a guest at the wedding of his nephew being gay.
After an interview with the leading rabbis of the Sephardic community issued a statement which said that the EGAT «publicly desecrated the name of God.» From the Deputy demanded to resign. After intense pressure from the religious leaders of SHAS, EGAT has complied with this requirement.