Israel’s Security Cabinet is expected to approve 40 million shekels in funding for security and emergency response stations in Judea and Samaria.
By World Israel News Staff
At the start of a meeting with his Security Cabinet on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed his commitment to the security and well-being of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
“We will fight terrorism. They will not uproot us from here [Judea and Samaria]. This is our land,” Netanyahu said.
The Security Cabinet is expected to approve 40 million shekels in funding for security and emergency response stations in Judea and Samaria.
According to a report by i24 News, 34.5 million shekels will go for security services, 5.5 million shekels will go towards emergency services, and an extra 3.6 million shekels will be invested in psychological counseling services in these communities.
“We will provide these funds within the framework of preserving the lives and security of our brothers who live there,” Netanyahu said.
The prime minister had announced the Cabinet’s intention to approve NIS 40 million in budgetary assistance for security and rescue components in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley in a meeting with Judea and Samaria council leaders last Thursday.
On Sunday, he also praised the Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet, for its success in fighting and preventing terrorism in Judea and Samaria,
“Ahead of the weekend, I had my weekly meeting with the head of the ISA. He briefed me on operations. Would that I could share these with all Israeli citizens, great operations, there is no other word, that the ISA undertakes continuously to thwart the attacks against us from Judea and Samaria, and inside Judea and Samaria, against the residents and against all Israeli citizens wherever they are,” Netanyahu told his Security Cabinet.
“These successes are very impressive, and cooperation between the ISA and the IDF is bearing marvelous results for the State of Israel. Simultaneous with the fight against terrorism, we are strengthening the security components in the communities in Judea and Samaria, of the Israeli citizens there,” he added.
The cabinet’s decision comes on the heels of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement on Nov. 18 that Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria are not illegal according to international law.