Egged is under fire for chilul Shabbos after buses from the Har Nof depot were seen pulling out before Shabbos ended on Shabbos, 8 Cheshvan 5774.
Community residents report buses were already on the move about 10 minutes before Shabbos ended, demanding Egged be held accountable and to make certain this does not become a trend in the future.
Egged responds to the report, confirming non-Jewish drivers did drive two buses before Shabbos was out to fill them with gas but the buses were not ‘in service’. Egged acknowledges this should not have occurred, explaining the responsible persons are non-Jewish mechanics and therefore, they were not aware of the Shabbos protocol, apologizing for the incident.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)