MK Oren Hazan joins hunger strike against PM

Likud MK joins bereaved families, local council heads in protesting lack of funding for proper security in Judea and Samaria.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

MK Hazan announces hunger strike
MK Hazan announces hunger strike
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MK Oren Hazan (Likud) announced Sunday that he will join the hunger strike of the bereaved families and local council heads in the protest tent opposite the Prime Minister's residence.

The strike will continue until Netanyahu approves the necessary funding for security components and paving bypass roads in Judea and Samaria.

"Mr. Prime Minister, I am not in good health. Just in the last two months I have had to undergo two operations. But in light of the just struggle of the bereaved families and the heads of local authorities in Judea and Samaria, I will join their hunger strike tomorrow until their demands are met," Hazan said.

"I am shocked to see that bereaved families sit here in the cold [and are forced] to engage in a hunger strike in order to obtain security for the residents of Judea and Samaria, which is my responsibility and your responsibility, Mr. Prime Minister. As a lifelong resident of Ariel, I feel that I cannot settle for the tool of resistance that is available to me as an MK and a member of the coalition. I have to provide a personal example to demonstrate that this is a matter of life and death.

"It is sad that we have reached a situation in which MKs, heads of local councils, and bereaved families must engage in a hunger strike in front of the Prime Minister's residence to finally receive a budgetary source for years-old promises of elementary matters relating to human life," he said.

"It will soon be two weeks that we have been here on this sidewalk, and aside from media statements and frozen promises, there has been no progress."

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