‘New Right’ Party Says It Will Issue Law to Annex Area C Following State Dept. Report

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Following the Human Rights report published by the US State Department on Wednesday that did not call the Golan Heights or Judea and Samaria “occupied territory”, New Right party leaders Ayelet Shaked and Naftali Bennett stated that they would put a law to the Knesset floor in the first week after elections that would issue Israeli law over area C.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said, “It is time to apply sovereignty in Area C. The declaration of the United States obliges the State of Israel to make bold and courageous decisions that will help Israel’s security and full equality of rights for all its citizens.”

Bennett called the report “historic”.

“Now that the United States no longer sees Judea and Samaria as an occupied territory, there is no reason to wait any longer. Half a million Israelis have to stop being second-class citizens. In Ariel, Ma’aleh Adumim and Ofra Jewish citizens discriminated against because they chose to settle the land. I would like to thank President Trump for the tremendous change in the administration’s position, it is a correct step in the right direction,” Bennett added.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)