Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) participated Tuesday in a gathering in the town of Nitzan, marking the 12th anniversary of the uprooting and demolition of Gush Katif communities and of five communities in northern Samaria. Nitzan was built to house some of the Gush Katif evacuees.
During her speech, Shaked reiterated her position that the Supreme Court must refrain from intervening in government and Knesset decisions.
"If the Supreme Court would have stopped the Disengagement, that would have been the end of democracy ... people should not to turn to the High Court, but to the government and the Knesset; that is how it is in a democratic system.
"With regard to the Disengagement and the handing over of territories, stopping the move is not the purview of the court, but of the government or the Knesset.The public needed to press the government and the Knesset to stop the move and resign."
Then prime minister Ariel Sharon ignored the result of a referendum on the Disengagement voted on by Likud members because the results were against expelling Jews from Gaza. He ejected the two religious Zionist ministers who voted against it from the cabinet.
Shaked recalled that "the Likud is the party that could have stopped the Disengagement," and today, "a party to the right of the Likud is the one preventing the next disengagement."
"The court has to minimize intervention in government and Knesset decisions; whoever is in favor of intervention is in favor of judicial activism and I am totally opposed to that," stressed the Justice Minister.