MK Moshe Gafni, chairman of the haredi Degel Hatorah Party, on Saturday night condemned the statement which was released by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday night, after the start of Shabbat.

In the statement, Netanyahu issued an update to the public about the status of the negotiations for the release of the hostages held by the terrorist organizations in Gaza.

"I condemn the announcement of the Prime Minister's Office on Friday night, which did not contain any semblance of pikuach nefesh (preservation of human life)," Gafni wrote. "I condemn it entirely, it was a completely unnecessary statement issued while desecrating Shabbat."

The statement which was distributed to the media on Friday night came amid reports of progress in the negotiations on a hostage release deal.... Read More: Arutz-7