After many of the opponents of the legal coup arrived today (Saturday) in the village of Oriya and demonstrated in front of the synagogue where minister Ben Gabir, who was staying at a B&B there, prayed, the minister responded on his Twitter page and wrote: "Protest against me as much as you want. I will fight for your right to protest. But why stick to the windows of the synagogue with loudspeakers, honk, scream and make people violate Shabbat? I’m sure if it was a mosque you would respect the customs of the locals. But for religious Jews, it turns out that everything is allowed. Thank you to the residents of Kfar Oriya for a wonderful hospitality."
The one who joined Ben Gabir’s criticism was the Minister of Heritage, Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu, who called the demonstration "Desecration of the Sabbath" and said: "Demonstrators came to Kfar Oriya on Shabbat and interfered with the reading of the Torah and the Shabbat prayers. And the truth, sad and painful. Why despise the Sabbath? Why scream out of megaphones outside a synagogue in the middle of reading the Torah, a custom that our ancestors preserved for two thousand years. How about a drop of respect for tradition? A drop of respect for religion?"