Naftali Bennett: Creation of a terror state is an existential disaster

Yamina leader accuses government of 'blindness' in fight against coronavirus, warns of dangers of 'bad' sovereignty map.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Yamina faction meeting
Yamina faction meeting

Yamina chairman MK Naftali Bennett addressed fears of a second coronavirus wave and the application of sovereignty in Judea and Samaria at the opening of the weekly faction meeting Monday.

"We are witnessing coronavirus eruptions across the country, which seem to surprise us. But the surprise comes only from the fact that the Ministry of Health rarely carries out PCR and serological tests," Bennett argued.

He said, "The government chooses to be blind, and then out of the same blindness, to hit the hammer on the Israeli economy with more and more closures. Businesses forced to close because of the coronavirus are only beginning to recover now. If the state of Israel is forced to close again, it could be a death blow to many businesses that are the central growth engine of the economy."

"The time has come to move from a hammer policy to a tweezers policy. Isolate only the carriers and never close Israel again. I urge the Israeli government and the Minister of Health to set up an emergency system today for tests, investigations and isolations, so that we will not have to close Israel again," Bennett stated.

Addressing the issue of sovereignty, Bennett said: "President Trump has proven himself a huge friend of the State of Israel in his actions, including the recognition of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. We are profoundly thankful for that."

"Asserting Israeli sovereignty over parts of the Land of Israel is a historic act. However, founding a Palestinian terror state in the heart of Israel is an existential disaster.

"We don't know the details of the plan or of the map - are we talking about Israeli sovereignty or are we talking about Palestine in the heart of Israel. We are working to influence the map and the plan and bring to applying good Israeli sovereignty, one that we can wholeheartedly support," Bennett said.