Ayelet Shaked to Arutz Sheva:
'This is not a Trump plan, it's a Netanyahu plan'

MK Ayelet Shaked expresses hope that PM Netanyahu will be brave enough to apply sovereignty without recognizing a Palestinian state.

Uzi Baruch ,

Ayelet Shaked
Ayelet Shaked
Arutz Sheva

MK Ayelet Shaked (Yamina) on Wednesday criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for failing to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, MK Shaked said, "It looks like this day will be remembered as the start of the summer vacation and not the date on which the Israeli government applied sovereignty over Judea and Samaria."

Shaked, who participated earlier on Wednesday in a cornerstone-laying ceremony for a new neighborhood in the Samaria community of Har Bracha, added, "I am in Har Bracha, a strong community that should reach 26,000 residents, a large city in Israel, that is the goal."

"The Trump plan freezes this community and that is why, as I said, the plan is not good. We hoped that it would be possible to accept the good, the application of sovereignty, without having to pay the bad. At the moment we know that everything is delayed. Blue and White, Gantz, Ashkenazi and the Arabs are thwarting sovereignty and I hope the Prime Minister will be brave and succeed in carrying it out regardless."

"This plan is not a Trump plan, it's a Netanyahu plan," MK Shaked stated. "Netanyahu pushed for it. He worked on it with the Administration for three years. I expect from Netanyahu, as we hoped a year ago when he was in Washington, that sovereignty could be applied as an immediate step, without recognizing a Palestinian state and without freezing construction."

Responding to claims that partial sovereignty should be accepted now despite the high price that Israel would be forced to pay, Shaked said, "The Israeli government has never recognized a Palestinian state and there is no need for this government to do so for the first time, that is why I say that I am in favor of applying sovereignty but in no way agreeing to dangerous precedents."