'A right-wing government or an Amir Peretz government?'

Head of Shomron Regional Council: Netanyahu must clearly tell the public if he's planning on giving up on Judea and Samaria communities.

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Yossi Dagan
Yossi Dagan
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Yossi Dagan, head of the Shomron Regional Council, on Sunday sent a clear message to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who had met earlier with Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin.

"I ask Netanyahu whether it is a national government led by the Likud, as the right-wing voters elected at the ballot boxes, or a government led by Amir Peretz and the left which concedes parts of the Land of Israel," Dagan said following the meeting which dealt with the issue of sovereignty.

Dagan said, "I am crying out because I am not talking about maps and papers, I’m talking about life itself. When we gave up land in previous agreements like Oslo, we immediately counted hundreds and thousands of people killed in terror attacks as a result of us isolating localities and roads."

The head of the Shomron Regional Council said he expects to see Prime Minister Netanyahu address the public and clearly state: "Is he giving up Alon Moreh, Itamar, Otniel and Tekoa?! Is he giving up on 19 localities that are four times larger than the Gush Katif communities that were displaced in the summer of 2005?”

"Sovereignty is our dream and the dream of all the people of Israel, Netanyahu is not doing us a favor. He was elected three times in the past year alone on the platform of sovereignty. In historical moments one takes historical steps.”

Dagan continued, "Netanyahu is a leader who needs to make decisions without the consent of other nations. We executed the two previous applications of sovereignty without the consent of the United States, both in Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. Both Menachem Begin and Levi Eshkol applied sovereignty without American consent."

"If he can't get the Americans to agree, then he should go for it alone. This agreement is not worth sacrificing the lives of tens of thousands of civilians under the term ‘settlement blocs’ and establishing a terrorist state in the heart of the country. Trump is a great friend of Israel, but a friend is expected to understand our needs. You can't expect the Americans to agree to everything, the Prime Minister should tell them that it is for the good of the State of Israel and do it."