'Jewish settlement has been taken hostage'

Samaria Council head demands PM and FM stop Civil Administration sanctions. 'Schools won't open in time.'

Mordechai Sones ,

Civil Administration and Border Police arrive with tractors to demolish Netiv HaAvot
Civil Administration and Border Police arrive with tractors to demolish Netiv HaAvot
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Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan demands that Prime Minister Netanyahu and Finance Minister Kahlon act to stop the staff sanctions at the Civil Administration, sanctions that interfere with the administration's work and harm Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria.

"Jewish 'settlement' is in a real crisis and we must say it clearly," Dagan said. "There are sanctions and strikes by the Civil Administration, the body that provides most of the services to the authorities in Judea and Samaria, and this apparently doesn't move the Treasury. There are no meetings. There are half-a-million residents who are hostages."

"Put an end to this. Our residents in Samaria, Judea, and Benyamin - religious, secular, haredi, all sectors; half a million people - cannot receive services to promote construction; cannot receive environmental protection services.

"They can't get treatment for illegal incinerators and landfills, they can't get environmental protection, schools won't open in time," he warned.

Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan
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Dagan is also protesting the freezing of the Supreme Planning Council's deliberations, which prevents new building permits in Judea and Samaria. "The SPC is held only four times a year and is the only pipeline for construction in the 'settlements'. It's inconceivable that after obtaining American administration approval, construction won't overcome the conflict between the Treasury and the Civil Administration.

"I call on the Prime Minister: Intervene now. You are the responsible adult here; you are the leader of the goverment. Call the Finance and Defense Ministers, the Civil Administration workers' committee - and bring this impasse to an end.

"It's possible to have disagreements, but it is inconceivable that a half million Israeli citizens, along with their children, their kindergartens, their schools, and other services they need are ignored and the Treasury doesn't even bother to find time to solve the crisis," Dagan states.