Government stops vote which would prevent application sovereignty

Amendment to government statute would have removed clause allowing PM Netanyahu to declare sovereignty without approval of Gantz.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Netanyahu with Jordan Valley sovereignty map
Netanyahu with Jordan Valley sovereignty map
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The government has decided not to vote on changes to the government statute which would make the application of sovereignty in Judea and Samaria more difficult.

Under the coalition agreement, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz make decisions together, with the exception of the matter of sovereignty, for which Netanyahu has sole responsibility.

One section was to be left out of the statute: Section 29, which allows the Prime Minister to apply sovereignty without the agreement of Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz (Blue and White).

Samaria Regional Council chairman praised the decision not to vote on changes to the statute.

"I thank the Prime Minister for the decision, and expect the bylaws to be approved only after the introduction of the sovereignty clause. It is unthinkable that it would be given up in the coalition negotiations," Dagan said.

Last night, Dagan warned that if the statute was passed without Section 29, it would be impossible to apply sovereignty in the coming months.

"This is a fraud against the voting public, and a complete moral collapse. The Prime Minister was chosen time after time, three times in the past year, on the basis of his promise to apply sovereignty to towns in Judea and Samaria."