Bill repealing Disengagement Law passes first reading


February 24, 2023

MKs Yuli Edelstein and Minister Orit Strock raise a toast with Samaria Regional Council chairman Yossi Dagan and others on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023.

(JNS) - The Knesset approved on Wednesday in first reading a bill to abolish the Disengagement Law by a vote of 62-36.

The Disengagement Law led to the destruction and evacuation of four Jewish communities in northern Samaria-Sa-Nur, Homesh, Ganim and Kadim-and 21 in the Gaza Strip.

The law would restore freedom of movement to Israelis in the four Samaria communities.

Knesset member Yuli Edelstein and National Missions Minister Orit Strook sponsored the measure at the request of Samaria Regional Council chairman Yossi Dagan, who was himself among those expelled from the Samaria communitie...

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