Shaked: Apply sovereignty without strangling communities

MK Ayelet Shaked visits protest tent, calls on PM to 'seize opportunity' while avoiding dangers in application of sovereignty.

Hezki Baruch ,

Shaked at protest
Shaked at protest
Arutz Sheva

MK Ayelet Shaked came to the protest outside the Prime Minister's Office Monday to show her support for the demonstrators, who are protesting what they believe is the prime minister's intention to apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria in a manner which would isolate about 20 communities and lead to the creation of a Palestinian Arab state.

"We need to understand that there is a great historical opportunity here on the one hand and a danger on the other," Shaked said. "Our job is to make sure the prime minister seizes the historical opportunity while escaping the danger."

"We should make sure that we apply sovereignty but do not end up paying the dangerous price of the establishment of a Palestinian State," she said.

"We expect the prime minister to apply sovereignty over 30% of the land without strangling the key mountaintop settlements and those in the southern Hebron hills," Shaked concluded.

MK Matan Kahana said that "applying sovereignty is something we have wanted for years. Now there is an opportunity to do it, and no one can guarantee that it will return. If in a few months a new regime comes to power in the US, we can say Kaddish for sovereignty."

"We say to Netanyahu: you promised over three elections that you would apply sovereignty. You said there would be no Palestinian state. So enough with the talk and babbling: just apply sovereignty," Kanana added.

Acording to him, "if we begin this program the way Netanyahu is talking about it, we will begin a process leading to a Palestinian state. Netanyahu may say yes to the program and the next government will give the Palestinians what they are supposed to get [under the Trump plan], causing a Palestinian terrorist state to arise. We must not agree to this deal in any way."