Dagan: Netanyahu is not doing us any favors - he was elected to apply sovereignty

Samaria Council chairman criticizes PM following meeting with him. 'He is bringing in a terror state under the guise of sovereignty.'

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Netanyahu and Dagan
Netanyahu and Dagan
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Samaria Regional Council chairman Yossi Dagan criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, noting that the Likud was elected to apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria and not to establish a Palestinian Arab state that would endanger Jewish communities.

Dagan, who met with Netanyahu yesterday, said that "the prime minister is not doing us any favors by applying sovereignty. He won three election campaigns on this ticket."

"The last three election campaigns were, in effect, referendums on sovereignty and a large majority of Israelis clearly came out in support of immediate sovereignty over Judea and Samaria. It should be noted that besides the Likud, the Yamina and the haredi parties also support this course of action. Avigdor Liberman also supports it. There is a large majority in favor of the move, including [Derech Eretz MKs] Yoaz Hendel and Zvika Hauser, as well as parts of Blue and White and Moshe Ya'alon's faction."

According to Dagan, there is a clear majority for sovereignty in the Knesset and against "the establishment of a terrorist state in the heart of the country, known as a Palestinian state."

He warned of the section of the 'Deal of the Century' that deals with the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria would "turn settlements into isolated outposts." "This is a fancy word for the abandonment of tens of thousands of Israeli citizens, in communities like Elon Moreh, Itamar, Har Bracha, Mevo Dotan, Tekoa, Nokdim, Mount Hebron and Hebron - this is the abandonment of security, and this move also has a majority among the people who are against it," he continued.

"There is an attempt here to carry out a hijacking based on the idea of sovereignty, wrapped in a lot of national and patriotic text, to bring in through the back door a terrorist state in the heart of the country and the abandonment of settlements that include tens of thousands of settlers, wrapping it in the cellophane of sovereignty. This is something that will not happen nor will the national camp allow it. If it does, the national camp might fall apart over something like that,'' added Dagan.