'Delay of northern Samaria bill ignores voter's desire'

MK Shuli Mualem Rafaeli reacts to Netanyahu's decision to delay bill canceling expulsion from northern Samaria communities.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Shuli Mualem-Refaeli
Shuli Mualem-Refaeli
Knesset spokesperson

MK Shuli Mualem Refaeli (Jewish Home), one of the authors of the bill canceling the expulsion from northern Samaria communities destroyed as part of the 2005 “Disengagement” from Gaza, reacted on Saturday night to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to delay the bill.

The Knesset's Ministerial Committee for Legislation was scheduled to vote on the law on Sunday.If approved, the law would allow Jews freedom of movement in the areas of northern Samaria evacuated together with Gush Katif in 2005.

However, Netanyahu on Saturday ordered Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) to delay the vote due to its "diplomatic sensitivity" and to allow coordination with the U.S. government.

"The decision to delay the approval of the law canceling the 'Disengagement' in the Ministerial Committee for Legislation is insensitive and ignores the voter's desire,” Mualem Refaeli said.

“It is not clear how the Likud is preventing a law that wants to repair the personal and national injustice of the Expulsion Law. The law will come up again next Sunday - and will be approved," she continued.

Since the expulsion in 2005, nothing has been done with the land the communities of Homesh, Sa-Nur, Ganim and Kadim once stood on, and which is currently under control of the IDF Civil Administration as is all of Area C in Judea and Samaria.




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