[Religious Services Minister David Azoulai of Shas] stated that the ministry would stop the use of multi-level burial plots, despite having invested NIS250 million in the system in recent years.

Multi-level burial structures which can house several tombs one above the other were part of a campaign by the ministry several years ago under former minister and current MK Yaakov Margi, due to a severe land shortage in the country.

But a clause in the UTJ coalition agreement with the Likud calls for halting multi-level burial, due to religious objections to the system, although the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, a greatly esteemed arbiter of Jewish law, ruled that this method of burial was acceptable in Jewish law.