Uri Ariel threatens coalition crisis

Agriculture Minister visits protest tent of bereaved families at PM residence with message to Netanyahu: 'Don't test coalition'.

Mordechai Sones ,

Minister Ariel at protest tent
Minister Ariel at protest tent
Eliran Aharon

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish House) today (Wednesday) visited the protest tent in front of the Prime Minister's Residence set up by bereaved families and mayors from Judea and Samaria to demand funding for security and paving bypass roads in Judea and Samaria.

Minister Ariel met with the head of the Samaria Regional Council, Yossi Dagan and with Hadas Mizrachi, who lost her husband Baruch in the attack on the eve of the Seder.

Ariel sent a clear message to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that if he does not transfer the budgets to Judea and Samaria, the coalition is liable to fall apart.

"The families are right, we're not working according to the rules that we make announcements to the press and that's the end of the story. We asked Jewish Home Chairman Bennett to raise the possibility in the next faction head meeting of creating a coalition crisis if no budget solution is found," Ariel said.

"We turn to the Prime Minister and say: Don't put the coalition to the test; do what is required, do it immediately. This issue borders on saving human lives. Therefore, there is no room for big discussions, but rather to accept decisions and to implement them."