The historic announcement of the agreement to be signed between the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates, mediated by US President Donald Trump – in exchange for postponing the annexation of Judea and Samaria – provoked outrage among settler leaders: “Sell us.”
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Right-wing chairman MK Naftali Bennett attacked Netanyahu: “It is tragic that he did not seize the moment, and did not muster the courage to apply sovereignty to even an inch of the Land of Israel, but sovereignty over our homeland will come, from another place. It is unfortunate that Netanyahu missed A once-in-a-century opportunity to apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley, Ma’ale Adumim, Beit El and the rest of Israeli settlement. ” He added, however, that he “welcomes the agreement that will give an official stamp to the good relations that exist with the United Arab Emirates, and thanks President Trump for his consistent action on behalf of the State of Israel.”
MK Bezalel Smutrich wrote on Twitter: “Normalizing relations with the United Arab Emirates is an important step, but it is their interest in Iran as a common enemy no less than ours. It is inconceivable that we would be required to ‘pay’ in return for sacrificing a vital interest such as applying sovereignty in Judea and Samaria and removing the threat of establishing a Palestinian terrorist state from the agenda. ”
David Elhayani, head of the Yesha Council, told N12: “If this is the conclusion, it will have far-reaching consequences for our conduct.” The head of the Beit El council, Shai Alon, attacked: Our future lies in Judea and Samaria and in the courageous decisions our leaders will make. Not in the agreements that are signed today and tomorrow are not worth the paper on which they were written. They sold us. ”
Yossi Dagan, head of the Shomron Regional Council, added, “When we talk about a postponement for a few months, everyone understands that it is a repeal. There is also a limit to cynicism and there is a limit to how much the public can be caught. “He sits and the trust of the national camp in him. There is a limit to cynicism there is a limit to deception and the public will not buy the abolition of sovereignty for a piece of paper that is worth nothing. Expect the prime minister to raise his voice, address and announce that it is not true and he does not abolish sovereignty or combine .
The head of the Mount Hebron Regional Council, Yochai Damari, reacted angrily: “We will normalize relations with the people of Israel first. Along with the historic agreement with the United Arab Emirates, it cannot be conditioned on Palestine. Palestine is non-negotiable and I regret the Prime Minister “I demand of you, there is what you promised the people of Israel and your million voters.”