Blue and White MK presents bill to prevent withdrawal from Judea and Samaria

“The proposal is also in line with the core premise of ​​President Trump’s peace plan, which recognizes the Israeli localities in Judea and Samaria…as an integral part of the State of Israel,” said MK Hauser.

By Lauren Marcus, World Israel News

A bill requiring a referendum on any proposed evacuation of Jewish municipalities in Judea and Samaria will soon come up for a Knesset vote, Kan News reported Sunday.

Tzvi Hauser of the Blue and White party’s Derech Eretz faction originally announced his intention to file the bill in August, as peace agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain led to the postponement of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.

The Yamina and Yisrael Beitenu parties are expected to back the bill. Israeli media reports from August suggest that Likud will also support the bill.

Hauser’s bill proposes that Judea and Samaria and Golan Heights municipalities be absorbed into the existing Basic Law: Referendum.

The Basic Law: Referendum was passed in 2014. It requires a supermajority of 80 out of the 120 Knesset lawmakers, or a referendum majority in order for the Jewish state to release claims on any Israeli territory.

“Given that the prime minister has decided to freeze steps towards applying sovereignty in Judea and Samaria; the Basic Law: Referendum must be urgently amended, so that it also applies fully and immediately to the communities of Judea and Samaria,” Hauser said in a statement on Sunday.

“The proposal is also in line with the core premise of ​​President Trump’s peace plan, which recognizes the Israeli localities in Judea and Samaria, where about half a million Israelis live, as an integral part of the State of Israel,” he said.

“I emphasize that the referendum idea is agreed upon by all parts of the coalition and even appeared in Blue and White’s platform during the last three election campaigns.

“As part of the lessons of the past, and in light of the values ​​of human dignity and property and the unity of Israel – any historic decision that could harm the status of Israeli localities in Judea and Samaria, if any, requires a decision with a national consensus similar to the Golan Heights and Jerusalem,” Hauser concluded.