'We will stay on sidewalk until Netanyahu comes to his senses'

Likud MK continues hunger strike with bereaved families outside Prime Minister's Residence, says hopeful solution will be found soon.

Eliran Aharon ,

Oren Hazan
Oren Hazan
Eliran Aharon

MK Oren Hazan (Likud) has been on a hunger strike in solidarity with the bereaved families and regional council heads from Judea and Samaria who are protesting outside the Prime Minister's Residence.

The families and council heads are protesting the government's failure to fulfill its promises to provide funding for necessary security upgrades in Judea and Samaria.

"There are very important people here, widows and people who have stopped everything who are staying here on this sidewalk just so that the man behind the curtain (the prime minister) will come to his senses and understand that the struggle and responsibility for the security of the state and for its citizens is his," Hazan said.

Hazan said that Coalition Chairman David Bitan is attempting to mediate between the sides to find a budget for security upgrades and new bybass roads in Judea and Samaria. "I hope we will see the light at the end of the tunnel. I hope that they will soon transfer 600 million shekels ($170 million) instead of 200 million ($57 million). We don't want [empty] promises. We want promises which are fulfilled."

Are you optimistic? "I am optimistic by nature. I am sure that the prime minister has not forgotten the people sitting here. I hope that in the next day or two we will bring an end to this crisis, not for a newspaper headline, but to prevent the next attack."

On the investigations against Prime Minister Netanyahu, Hazan said "I have mixed feelings. It's not pleasant. A uniformed official comes in and puts him in his place. This is not pleasant. I'm not comfortable with this situation. The prime minister says there will be nithing because there is nothing, and I believe him, but the only way to verify this is through the same investigations that are currently underway."