Shaked: We’ll remain in Judea & Samaria for another 5,000 years
Justice Minister: ‘We’re not in Judea & Samaria to disappear one day. We’ve been here for 50 years and we’ll be here another 5,000 years.’
The Knesset House Committee today discussed the interaction between the Knesset and Israeli citizens in Judea and Samaria, against the background of Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked’s directive that any new government legislation would require reference to Judea and Samaria.
Knesset members who tried to interfere with the discussion were removed from the committee hall, among them Michal Rozin and Issawi Freij of Meretz, and Oren Hazan of the Likud.
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told the committee that “Last May, along with Minister Yariv Levin, I sent a letter to all members of the Ministerial Legislation Committee, which explained that we intend to arrange a new working procedure regarding government bills.
“According to the procedure we seek to establish – before we discuss a government bill on its merits – we want to understand what the relevant ministry intends to apply to Judea and Samaria residents,” Shaked said.