Campaign launched to reverse disengagement, rebuild Jewish communities in Samaria

Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan, who was among those expelled from Sa-Nur, is determined to keep up the pressure.

By Batya Jerenberg, World Israel News

The Samaria Regional Council has opened a new campaign to cancel the Disengagement Law as it pertains to the four Jewish communities in its region that were destroyed during the disengagement from the Gaza Strip and Northern Samaria in 2005.

Following the recent Israeli national election, one of the key demands that the Union of Right-Wing Parties is making of the Likud in order to join the coalition is to allow Jews to return to the communities of Sa-Nur, Homesh, Ganim and Kadim in Samaria.

Council head Yossi Dagan, who was among those expelled from Sa-Nur, is determined to keep up the pressure.

Campaign to reverse disengagement

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The Council will put up red signs near the former communities, saying, “Area C Under Israeli control. The entrance Jews are forbidden! [sic]” The signs are similar to those sprinkled throughout Judea and Samaria warning Israelis not to enter nearby Palestinian villages because it is “dangerous.”

The campaign will also lobby senior Likud members who have supported the idea in one form or another in the past, he said.

“There is no better time to rectify this injustice once and for all,” Dagan stated, according to Ynet. “The most nationalistic government that has ever existed in Israel is now being formed, a government that does not have one member willing to say that the Disengagement was not a mistake….

“There is no reason why this issue should not be included in the government’s guidelines. This government was elected on this agenda and must implement this agenda.”

Bills to revoke the Disengagement Law have already been proposed more than 10 times before the Ministerial Committee on Legislation in several governments over the years. Each time, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered that it be removed from the agenda.