Chairman Danny Dayan of the Yesha Council of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (Shomron) attacked Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Monday, for Barak's published call to look at removing Jews from most of the communities in the area. Dayan said, "The wanton remarks of the defense minister on unilateral withdrawal from Judea and Samaria require clear and unequivocal repudiation from ministers of the government and one who stands at its head."
Referring to a report by a panel headed by former Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy, which called for authorizing Jewish communities in the region, Dayan said, "In this case, words are not enough. There's no better way to do this than to adoption of the entire report of Judge Edmond Levy. Government support of the basis of our holding onto Judea and Samaria is needed against the defeatist concessionary proposals of Barak."