The Knesset approved the law regulating settlement in a preliminary reading

The Knesset plenum today (Wednesday) approved the MK’s bill Bezalel Smutrich And MK Haim Katz To regulate the outposts in Judea and Samaria in a preliminary reading, by a majority of 60 to 40. Now they want to submit the proposal after its preliminary approval to the Constitution Committee to try and finish the legislation in a reading and a third before the dissolution of the Knesset. Acting Speaker of the Knesset, MK Keren Barak, stated that the bill will pass to the Knesset Committee.

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Right, Likud, Shas, Torah Judaism and Yisrael Beiteinu supported the proposal, while Blue and White, Yesh Atid, Labor, Meretz and the joint voted against, but the service Omar Yankelevich and Pnina appointed Sheta And MK Hila Shi-Wazan A white brush voted in favor. Their offices said it was done in coordination with a blue-and-white chairman Bnei Gantz.

Smutrich welcomed the approval and called on the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu To work for his promotion: “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 has the ball with you. Do not allow Ganz to bring anything to the government without It”.

Later, Smutrich, together with Katz, on behalf of the Lobby for Israel, stated: “The lobby has set a just goal and is progressing towards its achievement! A huge majority of the elected members of the Knesset support the moral and human course of regulating the young settlement. We thank all the members of the lobby who are active in the issue, the heads of the factions who supported it, and the three brave MKs who voted in favor of the bill. “

“We call on the blue and white leaders to join the right move and work to promote a just settlement. The issue is in the consensus, the gaps are not large, and political considerations must not hurt dozens of localities. The bill or government decision must be promoted, “Normal.”

Haim Katz (Photo: Danny Shem Tov, Knesset Spokeswoman)

According to the bill, the authorities in charge of planning in Judea and Samaria will complete the settlement procedures of the neighborhoods and localities that are state-owned, and where regulation is required. The law gives the government two years to regulate the outposts and until then provide them with infrastructure of electricity, water and more. These are 70 localities with a population of 25,000.

During the settlement period, the residents living in these places will receive all the municipal services to which every citizen is entitled, including connection to water and electricity infrastructure. It is also proposed that government ministries regard these neighborhoods and localities as recognized for all intents and purposes, including budgeting, infrastructure assistance and the construction of educational and public buildings required for the normal life of their residents.

Bnei Gantz and Avi Nissenkorn (Photo: Danny Shem Tov, Knesset Spokeswoman)Bnei Gantz and Avi Nissenkorn (Photo: Danny Shem Tov, Knesset Spokeswoman)

During the plenary debate the Minister of Justice Avi Nissenkorn He said: “There is a gap between the series and sweeping legislation. There is an impediment to the bill as it is currently presented. It does not distinguish between regulated real estate and real estate that is difficult to regulate. Without clarifying the issue in the law there is a constitutional impediment to advancing the proposal. “.

, The bill does not explain the differences between the enforcement policies and this raises a constitutional difficulty in the equality policy. It creates difficulties in the international legal sector and for other reasons that I will not detail in the international arena we think it is incorrect. The Ministry of Defense is currently dealing with the regulation, it is possible to regulate many settlements and houses, but not all of them. The bill does injustice to those units that can be regulated and if in one piece it is ignored then it will make it difficult to regulate. We are not against the series, but it must stand the tests of the series and there are currently obstacles to passing it. “

Minister of Settlement MK Tzachi Hanegbi: “The Knesset can unite without a coalition and without opposition. People who have a heart for the Land of Israel. Strengthen our hold on the Western Land of Israel. We heard a Knesset member shout that these are illegal outposts. So they are legal like Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem. So they say these are settlements with an unregulated master plan, dozens of settlements went up to the ground without a regulated master plan. MK Hanegbi’s speech was interrupted several times. MK Hanegbi added: “The draft resolution included a proper budget for the Civil Administration and the Settlement Division to give it the tools to strengthen settlement in Judea and Samaria. The list included only 46 settlements that are on state land. It only makes sense if we pass it in three readings. “

Tzachi Hanegbi (Photo: Danny Shem Tov, Knesset Spokeswoman)Tzachi Hanegbi (Photo: Danny Shem Tov, Knesset Spokeswoman)

MK Osama Saadi“This is exactly what murder and inheritance are about. You are stealing Palestinian land and now you are saying state land. There is one state and it is the Palestinian state. Minister Hanegbi you are shedding tears. You sent them and returned them to the state borders. 50 unrecognized settlements in the Negev with tens of thousands “Without electricity and water and roads. I have not heard the cabinet ministers shout at them. What about the state budget, why do you not pass it. I want Arab countries to know what you are doing here today. It is a political crime.”

MK Haim Katz: “Osama, it seems to you that 103 children do not set up a kindergarten for them, send them in a fire-protected vehicle, does that sound reasonable to you? Do you think there will be 73 who do not recognize them. It seems to you that there are children who need a soul and if there is a power outage. Understand that Jews in this country also have rights. There is no reason in the world that there will be 73 settlements for decades without electricity, water and services. Their home is state land and not Palestinian land. People there deserve much more than they receive. Leave sticks and it is time for this legislation What every citizen in the world deserves is basic human conditions. “

Osama Saadi (Photo: Danny Shem Tov, Knesset Spokeswoman)Osama Saadi (Photo: Danny Shem Tov, Knesset Spokeswoman)

Minister of Strategic Affairs at the Ministry of DefenseMichael Bitton: “Some are happy with this vote and some are sad but this vote is empty of content, deeds and is an ongoing bluff of the Israeli government. I asked to go to the podium because I was quoted too much on the podium and I must put things into perspective. The State of Israel has abandoned governance in Judea and Samaria. The State of Israel has abandoned the service to a citizen in Judea and Samaria, whether he is Jewish or Arab. “

“The right is happy with the vote but the right made a decision in 2011 that it prepares ten localities in Judea and Samaria and did not train anything. The regulation law they knew would not pass in government and there is no regulation and no order in Judea and Samaria. There are Jewish citizens in settlements the state has decided and the government does nothing and has no electricity and water “The same government decided that there are citizens in areas c and it was decided to establish 5 neighborhoods in those areas and no one did anything. Maybe before the election they are making a bill in legislation that has nothing in it.”

“In Judea and Samaria there should be governance and this will only happen if the director accepts dozens of new standards and with backing he does not have to look for a military unit for demolition. Every month there are hundreds of construction offenses in Judea and Samaria of Jews and Palestinians. There are an estimated 4,000 illegal units in Jewish society. “4000 in Arabic. MK Smutrich may today have removed the water and electricity from those communities that need the series.”

Transport Minister Miri Regev “I am glad that the law for regulating young settlement was passed today in the Knesset. This is a law that has double importance both in terms of security – settlement and in terms of regulating water, electricity, communications and of course roads in Judea and Samaria. I will continue to lead and connect all settlement to the national road network. “Only last week with the promotion of 4 important roads for settlement, including the Luban bypass road – Beit Aryeh, Shikida Qalandiya, Adam Hizma Road and Road 446. This is my commitment – to make sure that all settlers in Judea and Samaria receive the same infrastructure as all Israeli residents are entitled to.”

MK Tamar Zandberg Opposing the law, she said: “With the rest of her power and just before the Knesset dissolves, members of the failed and detached government, along with some white painters who rode to their seats on the left-wing voters, chose to cooperate with the most messianic “The ruling of the High Court, which has already ruled that this is an unconstitutional move, but also fatally violates the State of Israel and the rights of millions of people.” Aida Toma-Suleiman She wrote on her Twitter account that “Smutrich’s outpost training law that has now been passed is a war crime sponsored by the Knesset.”

‘Peace Now’ In response: “This is a law that a black flag hovers over and every Knesset member who voted for it endangers Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state. The future of the territories will be determined by the public and not an extreme minority. Illegal outposts must be evacuated, not trained. Crime and Land Robbery Awards. “

Chairman of the “Commanders for Israel’s Security” organization, Maj. Gen. (Res.) Matan Vilnai He wrote on his Twitter account: “The normalization agreements may have taken the unilateral annexation off the agenda and here, instead of dealing with the collapsing health and education systems, instead of dealing with the worsening economic crisis, what did the government and the Knesset choose to do this week? The young settlement “and in the bill, which passed a preliminary reading, which would require a referendum before any evacuation of settlements in Judea and Samaria.”

“Like the song article ‘Through two points only one straight line passes’ Here too one straight line passes that connects the two and it is the straight line of the creeping annexation promoted by the government. While one hand of the government is extended to the peace of the other hand does everything possible to thwart a move A future of separation from the Palestinians and the transformation of Israel de facto into a bi-national state without a Jewish majority. “

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