'No wonder they're bitter in Judea and Samaria'

Jewish Home MK attacks PM's decision to delay advance of bill cancelling disengagement plan, contravening preliminary agreement.

Mordechai Sones,

Jewish Home MK Shuli Muallem
Jewish Home MK Shuli Muallem
Flash 90

MK Shuli Mualem-Refaeli, Chairman of the Jewish Home Faction, slammed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to prevent the bill cancelling the disengagement from five communities in northern Samaria to go up for a vote in the Ministerial Committee on Legislation.

The Samaria disengagement occurred at the same time as the Katif Bloc's Jewish residents were expelled from their homes and their communities destroyed.

"We've already reached an agreement with the Likud and Netanyahu to approve the law to cancel the disengagement from northern Samaria," said Mualem-Refaeli.

"This is a step that enables the Likud to begin repairing the injustice it caused 12 years ago and to open a new page with settlement," added Mualem-Rafaeli. "If there's insistence on toppling the law, let them not be surprised that the Likud faces bitter attitudes towards it in Judea and Samaria."

Coalition chairman MK David Bitan (Likud) said this morning (Sunday) that the decision not to raise the bill to cancel the disengagement plan is not related to the coalition crisis surrounding the French Law.

According to Bitan, the reason the vote on the bill will be postponed is a desire not to enter into a confrontation with the United States at this time.