The law that will require Netanyahu to build in Beit El

MKs submit bill to require PM to fulfill his repeated promises to residents of Beit El five years after first promise to build 300 homes.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Conference of the Israel Lobby in the Knesset, today
Conference of the Israel Lobby in the Knesset, today
Spokesperson for the Land of Israel lobby

The heads of the Land of Israel lobby in the Knesset, MK Yoav Kish and MK Bezalel Smotritz, alongside the heads of the councils of Judea and Samaria, held a conference Monday in which they unveiled a new bill which was submitted to the Ministerial Committee for Legislation.

The bill is intended to force the Prime Minister to fulfill the commitments he has made repeatedly to construct 300 new housing units in the city of Beit El and which have gone unfulfilled for five years.

MK Yoav Kish said, "We must break through the issue of marketing plans in Beit El. The proposal says that the issue of political pressure must be cut off and these places should be within the consensus."

"The committee has many members who promised [when visiting the protesters in] the encampment that they would support them and they have to say on Sunday that they support the move in order to allow Beit El to embark on this issue. It has come to symbolize a affect on other places as well," Kish added.

MK Betzalel Smotrich added, "The prime minister is dealing with a difficult set of pressures, but he is not sure he can lead [on this issue] from his seat. We want to help the prime minister promote this law that is just, moral, and Zionist."

"There is nothing more damaging to the public's trust than a system that promises and does not uphold [it's promises], and we are returning the ball from the prime minister to us," Smotrich said.

Beit El council head Shai Alon said that "a commitment must be fulfilled, and a bill sounds a little amusing, but it comes because the government does not fulfill its commitment."

Yesha Council Chairman Avi Roeh explained, "Our main goal is to normalize life in Judea and Samaria, and this is a process that should be taken for granted, the construction of kindergartens, educational institutions, etc."

"We hope that through the proposed bill, which is supposed to be superfluous, we will succeed in fulfilling our commitment, which is part of the move that will lead us to a normal and reasonable life," Roeh concluded.