Samaria leader: Sovereignty maps look like disengagement 2

Samaria Regional Council chairman Yossi Dagan warns current sovereignty maps would endanger residents, lead to missiles on Tel Aviv

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Dagan and Netanyahu, archive
Dagan and Netanyahu, archive
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Samaria Regional Council chairman Yossi Dagan criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu over the sovereignty maps Tuesday evening.

"The truth must be stated. If Netanyahu draws a lap and leaves out Elon Moreh - he is actually giving up Elon Moreh. When it comes to the 19 isolated settlements - it looks like a second Disengagement," Dagan said,

Dagan referred to communities such as Itamar, Elon Moreh, Yitzhar, Har Bracha, Mevo Dotan, and Harmish, which he said are isolated enclaves under the sovereignty maps. According to information obtained by the heads of the municipal councils, 19 communities will be isolated in the area of the Palestinian Authority after sovereignty has been applied and the de facto boundary will be in the middle of the communities in some cases.

According to Dagan, the creation of the enclaves will endanger residents' lives and reduce the State of Israel's ability to defend itself, since many of the communities sit on the highlands and mountains overlooking the coastal plain where the majority of Israel's population lives.

"It's not just that it's a second Disengagement," Dagan said. "It will also bring the results of the second Disengagement. Missiles on Tel Aviv, instead of the south, combined with the inability to defend the borders. This kind of plan is irresponsible, and I expect the prime minister to reject it utterly and not to allow any harm to the State's most vital interests."

The Samaria Regional Council has campaigned against the details of the plan to apply sovereignty in 30% of Judea and Samaria in recent weeks, claiming that the plan would leave communities isolated and vulnerable and lead to the creation of a terrorist state in the heart of Israel.

Dagan stated that "sovereignty can be applied even without the support of the American government. Trump might condemn it, but he won't act to harm the State of Israel because he is a friend of Israel and friends should realize that there can sometimes be disagreements, especially when he is six months ahead of elections and his base is the Evangelicals who love Israel. The truth must be told: If Netanyahu draws a lap and leaves out Elon Moreh - he is actually giving up Elon Moreh. When it comes to the 19 isolated settlements - it looks like a Disengagement 2."




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