'Apply sovereignty to communities destroyed in Disengagement'

Samaria Regional Council calls on government to allow Jews to return to 4 communities which were destroyed in 2005 Disengagement.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

MKs and ministes visit Homesh one last time
MKs and ministes visit Homesh one last time
Roi Hadai

The Samaria Regional Council launched a campaign this week titled: "there is no half sovereignty" demanding that the Israeli government not recognize a Palestinian Arab state, leave isolated communities embedded within a terrorist state, or freeze construction as part of the application of sovereignty over any parts of Judea and Samaria.

The campaign also expressed concern over the four communities in northern Samaria which were destroyed as part of the 2005 Disengagement.

The communities of Homesh, Sa-Nur, Gadim and Kadim have remained under full Israeli control, unlike the communities of Gush Katif, which were handed over to the Palestinian Authority. The four Samaria communities were declared a closed military zone, with Jewish civilians banned from visiting the sites of their former homes.

For years, the Samarian Regional Council, together with the deportees, fought to repeal the Disengagement Law from northern Samaria and bring back settlement of the area.

Yossi Dagan, head of the Samaria Regional Council, addressed a letter to the Prime Minister in which he writes, among other things: "Even [former Prime Minister] Arik Sharon, who in his arrogance uprooted the settlements, understood that the four northern Samaria communities should not be given up, leaving them all under full Israeli control (Area C). It is inconceivable that it would be precisely this government that will determine de facto facts on the ground that will abolish Israeli sovereignty in displaced communities, worse than what Arik Sharon did with the deportation or with the Oslo Accords, and will be the one to actually complete the displacement."

"You must also announce the application of sovereignty in the four northern Samaria communities, where Israeli control over is critical to the survival of the State of Israel.

Dagan pointed out, among other things, that these communities sit on high mountains that overlook almost half of the State of Israel, from Tel Aviv to Hadera, from Ashdod to the Hermon. That is why the State of Israel chose to leave them in full Israeli control, he stressed.

Dagan, who was one of the expellees from Sa-nur, also noted the historical injustice done to the displacement of the communities: "These are communities that were displaced for no reason. Whole families have been displaced from their homes, but the communities remain under Israeli control. Do not be the one who, with his own hands, will be the cause of the final displacement of northern Samaria."



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