MK Orit Struk (Bayit Yehudi) called Wednesday for Israelis to visit Samaria (Shomron) during the intermediate days of Passover.
“Take advantage of the fact that these sites are open to visitors to come to Sebastia, with its ancient ruins from the days of King Ahab and Herod,” she urged.
The more people visit Judea and Samaria, the more likely it is that popular sites will be open to Israelis on a more permanent basis, she noted.
Visits also “strengthen the ties between the People of Israel and the Land of Israel,” she said.
An event is being held Wednesday in Samaria in the ruins of Homesh, one of four communities that was destroyed in the 2005 Disengagement.
Many of those present will sign the Homesh Pact, a document calling on the government to “right the wrong” of the Disengagement from northern Samaria by allowing the community of Homesh to be rebuilt.