Minister Yaakov Litzman and Finance Committee Chairman Moshe Gafne expressed anger and outrage over a reported meeting between cabinet minister and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Shabbos. They call the meeting a serious violation of the Shabbos status quo as well as an affront to Kedushas Shabbos as it is known official government activities are not carried out on Shabbos with the exception of emergency situations.

The two are demanding an explanation as to the reason for the meeting. Shas leader Aryeh Deri reported spoke with PM Netanyahu and expressed his anger over the chilul Shabbos as there was nothing in the category of pikuach nefesh.

Kol Berama Radio on Sunday morning reported officials in the Prime Minister’ s Office report “The ministers came to Mr. Netanyahu” as if he is not responsible for them convening with him in his official residence.