'Instead of sovereignty, we get delays'

Samaria council head: Netanyahu was supposed to attend cornerstone-laying ceremony in Har Bracha today to announce sovereignty.

Yoni Kempinski ,

Shaked at corney-laying ceremony
Shaked at corney-laying ceremony
Arutz Sheva

Former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Yamina) and MK Haim Katz (Likud) took part in a cornerstone-laying ceremony for a new neighborhood in the Samaria community of Har Bracha Wednesday.

Shaked called on Prime Minister Netanyahu to apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria without freezing construction at all. "We know he can do it," she said.

"I hope the move will be successful despite the attempts by Blue and White and the Palestinians to sabotage it," Shaked added. "We reached July 1 today. Unfortunately, today will be remembered as the start of summer vacation and not for the application of sovereignty. It will be another month before the move is made."

MK Haim Katz told Arutz Sheva: "We are here for the laying of a cornerstone which will make Har Bracha into a city ... with tens of thousands of residents. Ayelet [Shaked] spoke about sovereignty. Whether or not they want it, in the end we will build and settle the land of Israel in all its parts, and that is the reason we are here today."

Samaria Regional Council chairman Yossi Dagan said at the ceremony that the new ceremony is named for Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal, who was murdered in a terrorist stabbing attack in Samaria. "Prime Minister Netanyahu was supposed to be at this cornerstone-laying ceremony. He was supposed to lay the cornerstone, and he was supposed to speak her today, July 1, to announce the application of sovereignty over all the settlements, the biblical sites, and the open spaces in Judea and Samaria."

"Instead of the application of sovereignty, we've gotten stalling. When Menachem Begin decided to apply sovereignty over the Golan Heights, he applied it one one day. He didn't wait for a map from Washington.

"We are here to deliver a clear statement: We are the residents of Judea and Samaria, of Judea and Binyamin, and our people are the people of Israel. We are the Likud voters and the entire national camp. We are building, and we expect the government of Israel not only to not freeze this settlement and isolate it, but to comply with the results of the three elections which took place over the last year and to apply full sovereignty, not the 'Israbluff' sovereignty," Dagan said.