MK Tzvi Sukkot (Religious Zionism) put to use his parliamentary immunity as a Knesset member and established his parliamentary office in the community of Evyatar in Samaria.
IDF forces securing Evyatar, whose residents have been evicted multiple times, most recently this week, allowed Sukkot to enter and set up his office, while limiting his staff to a single aide.
"It's time we returned to Evyatar," Sukkot said, speaking from the site. "In addition to the security steps taken against terrorism, this is the right and proper settlement answer to all those attempting to uproot us from the Land of Israel and from Samaria in particular.
"I set up my office here in Evyatar in order to monitor the implementation of the coalition agreement signed with our party, from up-close," he added. "This is one 'stone' on the way to our complete return to the community, as was agreed and as must be.
"I am working with all my might to ensure that the government keeps its promises and establishes a permanent community here," Sukkot stressed. "The Settlement enterprise must send a clear message to the terrorist organizations as soon as we can."
MK Sukkot numbered among the original founders of Evyatar and lived there for three months. He was one of the authors of the agreement signed with the previous government, stipulating that Evyatar would be legalized. When the current government was established, the Likud party committed to the implementation of the Evyatar agreement at the earliest possible moment; to date, no progress has been made.
Mere hours after Sukkot's speech at the site, security forces began to demolish his makeshift structure.