"We are aware of the need for public transportation, but unfortunately we are not at a stage where we can approve such large crowds congregating."
In his statement, he detailed the various issues and the ministry's efforts to alleviate them.
Following an argument between Interior Minister Arye Deri and Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich, the Religious-Zionist community will get its own fire as well.
The government has been leaking decisions before they are final for weeks, sowing confusion with contradictory instructions.
"It is impossible to decide that people can continue to work, but not allow them the ability to get there," said Smotrich.
"The state will have to put its hand in its pocket."
Transcripts were revealed from Sunday's cabinet meeting, where it was decided to form a committee to inspect the police investigation department. Several MKs harshly criticized the attorney-general.
US President Donald Trump plan creates the danger of a Palestinian state – Minister Bezalel Smotrich wants to forestall this by adopting the sovereignty parts of the plan here and now.
Netanyahu ‘can deliver immediate imposition if he wants to,’ says Smotrich
The transportation minister slammed Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit, saying he is not qualified to speak on behalf of the State of Israel.