According to the proposal, Saturday and Sunday will be official days of rest while Friday will become a half day, work-wise.
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An Arab teacher from northern Israel said: "I won't work on Friday because it is our holy day. We will not allow the Israeli government to put this plan into action because it is detrimental to the Muslim religion. Moves like this disrupt relations and are a danger."
Some are even threatening to launch a protest. One Muslim clergyman said: "If the Sunday day of rest affects Friday prayers and school then I call for strikes and protests so that we teach the government a lesson that we still exist and we need to be respected and not humiliated."
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