MK Regev: 'Restore Order in Judea and Samaria'

Interior Committee Chair responds to stabbings: residents of Judea-Samaria not second class citizens; they deserve quiet.

Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen ,

MK Miri Regev
MK Miri Regev
Israel news photo: Flash 90

MK Miri Regev, Chairwoman of the Knesset's Internal Affairs and Environment Committee, reacted Monday morning to the two terror incidents in Judea and Samaria.

"I have relayed a message to the defense minister," she said at the start of a committee session, "to immediately bring back security to the residents of Judea and Samaria."

"The residents of Judea and Samaria are not second class or third class citizens," she stressed. "They are 400,000 inhabitants who were sent to live there by all of Israel's governments, both right wing governments and left wing ones. And our role is to restore security to all of them."

"On the one hand," she explained, "we remove checkpoints and ease conditions to make the fabric of life in the Palestinian Authority possible, but it is unthinkable that in return, we will receive terror attacks."

"So I hope that the defense minister will restore order, quickly, along with the commander of the Judea and Samaria Brigade, in order to bring quiet back to the lives of the residents of Judea and Samaria."

Gush Etzion Regional Council head Davidi Perl also responded to the attacks Monday, saying "unfortunately they again are trying to kill us. Fortunately the incident ended with a mild wound only and a critical wound on the terrorist."

"I thank the IDF soldiers for their quick actions that brought this result," added Perl. "I call on the defense minister to do everything to return the quiet and security to residents of the region. Residents of Gush Etzion are firm and dedicated to continue the routine, and we will do all we can so that life in Gush Etzion continues to flourish and prosper."