Benny Katzover (left) welcomes Shamir
Benny Katzover (left) welcomes ShamirSamaria Residents' Council

Minister of Agriculture Yair Shamir, Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon and several MKs took part in an annual rally at the site of Homesh in Samaria, a community that was razed in 2005 during the ill-fated appeasement move named the "Disengagement."

They were all unanimous in calling for the revival of Homesh.

MK Nisan Slomiansky, who heads the Knesset's Finance Committee, hinted that such a revival is indeed possible. This year, he said, "there is truly a chance for change. A chance that next year we will be able to come here to see that Homesh is a community at first and later a city, recognized by all. This is our country and we now have a government that has, I hope, the courage to declare that Homesh is an inseparable part of the Land of Israel, and grant approvals."