Ministers to meet to discuss upgrading Judea, Samaria security

PM to hold meeting of all ministers next week to discuss funding for necessary security upgrades in Judea and Samaria.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
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Following the protest of bereaved families who lost loved ones in terrorist attacks and the leaders of the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, the demand for funding for the paving of bypass roads and the installation of upgraded security measures in Judea and Samaria was raised at a meeting of the heads of the coalition factions Sunday.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's Chief of Staff, Yoav Horowitz announced that the prime minister will hold a meeting on the matter next week, which all Cabinet ministers will attend.

At the meeting, the ministers will discuss the promotion of a multi-year plan that will include the paving of bypass roads in Judea and Samaria, as well as the addition of road lighting, improved cellular coverage, and a solution to the issue of protecting public buses from stone and shooting attacks.

Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan, who has sat in the protest tent outside the Prime Minister's Residence for the past week, said, "We sit here with a heavy heart. We did not want it to come to this, that we are in the shameful situation of sitting outside the Prime Minister's residence [to protest the government's failure to provide basic security for the residents of Judea and Samaria]."

Dagan turned to Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who visited the protest tent, and told him: "We ask you to pass on a message to the prime minister not to smear us. We have heard many things these past few days, including promises for which there is no funding. We will not believe them, and we will continue to sit here until the budget is approved There is no more just and moral struggle than this."