The chareidi parties in the Knesset will decide today whether to issue an ultimatum to Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu to either fire Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz within 48 hours for allowing repairs to tunnels servicing a high-speed rail line on Shabbos or the chareidi parties will leave the coalition, Kol Haolam reports.
Katz claims that he will keep his job and is not worried about being let go by Netanyahu.
“Sometimes you pay a price for your decisions, but that won’t occur here,” he said.
Katz has said that the repairs made to the rail line were in the category of “pikuach nefesh,” and that they were therefore permitted to be performed on Shabbos. The members of the UTJ and Shas parties don’t agree.
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel