MK Gilad Kariv (Labor) used his immunity to smuggle a sefer Torah into the Reform gathering at the Kosel on Tuesday morning.
Chairman of the United Torah Judaism faction, MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni, attacked his provocative actions. “Gilad Kariv has been a well-known troublemaker since time immemorial and is now lowering the Knesset to the lowest depths.”
The Shas faction also issued a statement of condemnation: “This morning, MK Gilad Kariv violated the ombudsman’s directive and incited a provocation at the Kosel, a despicable act worthy of every condemnation.
“Kariv and his group have nothing to do with the Kosel. They do not believe in the Beis HaMikdash, but only want to incite provocation and separation among the people.
Deputy Transportation Minister Rabbi Uri Maklev said: “The Reform movement under Kariv and others like them are doing everything to take the place that unites the Jewish people and turn it into an arena of contention as a continuation on their route of uprooting and undermining the tradition of the Jewish people.”