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Member of Knesset Moshe Boogie Ya’alon (Yesh Atid TLM) voted in the Knesset plenum against the law regulating young settlement in Judea and Samaria.
This is the “Texture of Life” bill proposed by MK Bezalel Smutrich on the right, with the aim of regulating the young localities in Judea and Samaria.
“This is the first victory for the young settlement. But this is only the beginning. We will have to pass this law in 3 readings as early as next week and a government decision tomorrow. Mr. Prime Minister Netanyahu, you have the ball. Do not allow Ganz to bring anything to the government without it.” Said Smutrich.
The co-chair of the Eretz Israel lobby, MK Haim Katz of the Likud, said that “the time has come for the Knesset of Israel to vote and grant rights to localities in the State of Israel that have been established in partnership with the government on state land.”
“There is no reason why small children should not receive kindergartens and what every citizen receives, they will not receive. I hope today we started a process that will lead to 37 localities, some of which have been waiting for 28 years, basic rights that every person deserves,” Katz added.
MK Ayelet Shaked noted that “if the Knesset really dissolves into a law approved in a preliminary reading, it will not matter. The government needs to approve the prepared decision of Ministers Hanegbi and Bitton to regulate the young settlement. There is a window of opportunity of a few days and it is a shame to miss it. It is in the hands of the prime minister and he should promote it. “
MK Matan Kahana said, “Logic won and the law was passed by a large majority in the Knesset. We need to take care of these people that the state has sent them to live in these places and I hope that the government will act, because if no decisions are made in the government, we will advance the issue in legislation. “