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Feiglin: We Don't Need Judea and Samaria Council

MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) said that the Council of Judea and Samaria was a “great danger” to the Land of Israel.
First Publish: 2/4/2014, 1:45 AM

Moshe Feiglin
Moshe Feiglin
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In an interview Monday night, MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) said that the Council of Judea and Samaria was a “great danger” to the Land of Israel. “It would be best for Israel if the body known as the Council of Judea and Samaria were to pass from the world,” he said on Galey Israel radio.

The problem, he said, was that the organization did absolutely nothing to defend and encourage Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria. “They put their hands into my pocket but do not consult with me,” he said, speaking as a resident of a town in Samaria. “In essence they are robbing me.”

The Council, he said, was acting “in an immoral manner. The Council says that since represents local authorities in Judea and Samaria, that I automatically support it and everything it does because I voted in a local election,” Feiglin said. “As far as I know, the Council has caused nothing but damage to the cause of settling Judea and Samaria.”

When asked if he would close down the Council, Feiglin answered “yes, it would be best for the Land of Israel if that group were to disappear.”