Peres: Starting Tamar Field Gas Flow on the Sabbath 'Was a Mistake'

While meeting with the state's chief rabbis, Israeli president expressed admiration for the project to bring natural gas from the deep-water Tamar gas field of Israel's coast, but criticized timing of its launch.

President Shimon Peres said Sunday that it was a mistake to begin the flow of natural gas from the Tamar gas field to Israel on a Saturday.