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Netanyahu: the construction of the railway on Saturdays will be continued partially

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the crisis that arose due to the requirement of ultra-Orthodox parties not to carry out Saturday work on the construction of transport infrastructure.

Radio station «Reshet bet» reported the morning of August 26 that, after lengthy negotiations, the Prime Minister decided to continue on Saturdays, the work delaying which can potentially endanger the lives of citizens. In particular, will continue construction on the road at the Ayalon.

At the same time the expansion work of the railway between Modeina and the airport Ben-Gurion, and between Atleta and Beit Yehoshua will not be held this coming Saturday.

In addition, the decision to form the Commission to strengthen coordination between the Ministry of transport and ultra-Orthodox parties.

Eve party SHAS, said he believes the work on construction of Railways on Saturdays desecration of the sanctity of the Sabbath and violation of the status quo.

It should be noted that this is not the first attempt by SHAS to ban work on the development of transport infrastructure on Saturdays. After the formation in 2015 of the new government, party leader Aryeh Deri was appointed Minister of the economy. In September of the same year he ordered to stop the construction of the railway tel Aviv — Jerusalem on Saturdays. The ban was frozen by the Highest court of justice.

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Netanyahu: the construction of the railway on Saturdays will be continued partially 26.08.2016

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