Hazan threatens to vote against coalition

MK Oren Hazan at bereaved families protest tent: Intends to vote against coalition until Judea and Samaria security budgets are transferred.

Eliran Aharon-Mordechai Sones ,

Hazan at protest tent
Hazan at protest tent
Eliran Aharon

The protest of the bereaved families and the heads of local authorities in Judea and Samaria is expanding, demanding the transfer of budgets for paving bypass roads and adding security components to the communities.

MK Oren Hazan of the Likud came to the protest tent and was met by the bereaved families. He announced that he would vote against coalition decisions until the decision was taken to save lives and restore security to the residents of Judea and Samaria.

MK Hazan joins more than 10 ministers, including five cabinet members, two deputy ministers, and many Knesset members from most of the political parties who came to visit the protest tent outside the Prime Minister's residence.

According to Hazan, "In the past few days the country has been shaken by the stories of French law and police leaks. But there is one thing that is supposed to shake its very foundations: The security situation in Judea and Samaria, and the bereaved families together with the heads of the councils Yossi Dagan, Avi Na'im, Malachi Levinger, and others came to the Prime Minister's house with one clear statement: 'Mr. Prime Minister, you promised to improve the security situation. We demand that you keep this promise.

"I came straight here because last week I said that if in the next few days a government decision is not passed, this coalition will not be able to continue to exist, and other coalition MKs intend to vote against the coalition's decisions and shut down its work until the most important work is done - Security for residents of Judea and Samaria.

Hazan added, "The path of the Likud movement has always been intertwined with the path of the Jewish people and the Land of Israel. Security is a key element. We've had enough of seeing bereaved families. Mr. Prime Minister, it's in your hands. I know you love this people and settlement. It's time to abandon the talk and just take action."

The head of the Samaria Regional Council, Yossi Dagan, said, "We are here because we are fed up with promises, we are tired of spins, we are tired of stories, we unfortunately have half-a-million residents who don't have security and are sick of the promises. We will accompany the heroic bereaved families who said they are here in order to prevent the next attack, with all the difficulty in sitting and reopening the wounds we will give them all the backing in this move because we're upset that the settlers of Judea and Samaria are the last in the food chain."

"I call on the Prime Minister - come to your senses. Stop this thing and give the minimum required security components and bypass roads so that we will not have to reach the situation, G-d forbid, that our government, which we so love, will be rocked at the political level."

Avi Naim, head of the Beit Aryeh council, added: "We greatly appreciate MK Oren Hazan, who came here straight from the hospital. There are not many Knesset members who love the Land of Israel as much as Oren does and we appreciate him very much for it. We're here, on the sidewalk, with the bereaved families. We won't budge from here until the Prime Minister finds practical solutions for us. We're fed up with slogans. We went for the headlines. We have to move on to the stage of action."

Itzik Abutbul, who lost his wife Hadas in a shooting attack near Mevo Dotan, met with MK Oren Hazan in the protest tent. "I continue to drive on these roads and I see how difficult it is without cellular access and without infrastructure. When I travel in villages with a bus full of 50 children, I know how important it is to deal with this danger immediately."