Monday night the Knesset approved in a first reading a bill repealing sections of the 2005 Disengagement Law that prevent Israelis from entering or living in parts of northern Samaria. The proposed legislation would restore freedom of movement to Israelis in four communities razed following the 2005 Gaza disengagement.
The new bill would require the government to reverse parts of the disengagement and allow for the Homesh Yeshiva to remain as a first step towards rebuilding the four communities. Now that Israel is no longer under an interim government, we trust we can look forward to the Jewish people returning to and re-building what was destroyed and never again be forced from their homes.
Excellent and timely reading from the apparently middle of the road Israel Policy Forum, “Undoing Evacuation: Where the 2005 West Bank Disengagement Stands in 2023.”
Bill restoring freedom of movement to Israelis in northern Samaria passes first reading, by JNS, March 14, 2023