Settlement Affairs Minister Tzachi Hanegbi announced last week at the Knesset plenum that he will promote a move to regulate ‘outposts’ in Judea and Samaria in agreement with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Minister Michael Biton.
“We have jointly agreed to formulate a resolution to the government to promote all legal moves that will lead to the regulation of young settlements. I am convinced that the government will take the issue very seriously and examine it with in-depth consideration,” Hanegbi said.
National Union chairman MK Bezalel Smotrich welcomed Hanegbi’s announcement as did the Yesha Council, who stated, “This is good news for anyone who is close to the heart of the Israeli settlement in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley. For many years, hundreds of families living in the young settlements have not been able to enjoy the most basic things – running water, regular electricity, the internet and communications and security components.”
Yes, AFSI reiterates Hanegbi’s comment that, yes, it’s time – and long overdue – to work toward achieving normalization for the residents of Judea and Samaria.