Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, the chairman of the National Union party, arrived Thursday morning for a working meeting and a tour of Gush Etzion.
The meeting and the tour were also attended by the head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, Shlomo Ne'eman, the head of the Settlement Division Gael Greenwald, and the director of the settlement division Zviki Bar-Hai.
Minister Ariel toured Givat Oz Vegaon, which was established in memory of the three youths who were kidnapped and murdered by Hamas terrorists during the summer of 2014. He also toured the Kashuela farm in the new town of Givot and concluded his tour by planting trees in Neve Daniel. The tour took place the day after the Prime Minister met with the heads of the Judea and Samaria Councils to discuss the construction in Judea and Samaria or lack thereof.
Ariel said, "Three years ago, our three children, the children of all the people of Israel, were murdered, and the three most noble families managed to unite this nation against the background of this difficult situation. You are Zionism, through your actions and through this school."
"I call upon the Prime Minister to establish many settlements, with many houses and a lot of planting. We deserve all of Israel. We deserve it in Gush Etzion. We will continue to move forward, and we will do it all with God's help," added Ariel.
The head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, Shlomo Ne'eman, thanked Minister Uri Ariel for his visit. "We are turning every stone here so that the Declaration of Independence will not end in borders that are impossible to live in, but so that the borders will cover the entire land of Israel. We are here, setting facts on the ground."
Gael Greenwald, head of the Settlement Division, said, "I am happy to be here after the agreement with the government and together with the Minister of Agriculture, we have gone through a long period of time to arrange the division, and now the division will return to full activity for settlement throughout the country."
The Sovereignty Movement, initiated and founded by Women in Green, is setting out these days with renewed impetus for its sovereignty campaign. This is occurring in parallel with the renewed discussion in Israeli society about the future of Judea and Samaria, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the victory in the Six Day War.
In the coming days, the Sovereignty Movement will appeal to the public, via various media outlets and billboard signs, to join the movement that has been leading, in recent years, the ideological shift aimed at the political, moral, security and economic solution of the application of Israel's sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.