Yesha mayors protest, demand funding for security

Judea and Samaria heads and bereaved families to set up protest tent demanding Netanyahu disburse budget for security and bypass roads.

Mordechai Sones ,

Judea-Samaria leaders in past protest tent
Judea-Samaria leaders in past protest tent
Yoni Kempinski

Judea and Samaria municipal leaders will set up a protest tent in front of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's Jerusalem residence tomorrow, demanding the necessary budget be disbursed for community security components and paving bypass roads in Judea and Samaria.

The tent will house Judea and Samaria municipality heads, bereaved families, victims of terror, and heads of communities.

Hadas Mizrahi, the widow of police officer Baruch Mizrahi, who was murdered in a shooting attack three-and-a-half years ago, will sit in the encampment together with Itzik Abutbul, who lost his wife Hadas in a shooting attack, Moshe Har Melech, who lost his son Shuli Har Melech in a shooting attack, and Ruti Hasno, whose husband, Avraham, was murdered in a terrorist attack.

Representatives of the bereaved families said, "even after all the serious attacks in Judea and Samaria, infiltrations into towns and accidents on the roads, the Prime Minister still didn't find time to address the failure or the government's inability to meet its promises at least in terms of human life."

"Instead, he saw fit to say in his 'sorehead speech' that his entire relation to Judea and Samaria is summed up in the fact that he does not evacuate settlements, which unfortunately also is not true," said the bereaved families. "The fact that this government does not evacuate settlements is not proof that this is a right-wing government. The chairman of the Leftist camp has already announced that he will not evacuate settlements."

Now, the terror victims stressed, "We have to protect the lives of the settlers. We need to take care of infrastructure for the people who live there. The point is that the next attack should be prevented, and this will not happen only by talking."