Lapid, Gantz now control the fate of settlers in Israel's West Bank

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Lapid, Gantz now control the fate of settlers in Israel's West Bank
Yair Lapid and Benny Gantz now control the fate of settlements in the West Bank.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Published: JUNE 20, 2022

With such political friends, settlers don’t really need enemies. Right-wing politicians pushed to bring down Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s government, warning it was a disaster for the West Bank settlements. But in doing so, they created a paradigm in which any scenario would harm Israeli residents of Judea and Samaria.

The government went into acute crisis mode over the Knesset’s failure earlier this month to pass legislation that would extend a directive granting residency rights to Israelis living in West Bank settlements. The law had passed automatically every five years with so little fanfare that almost no one even knew the law existed.

Its expiration at the end of June was due to strip settlers of rights to healthcare and insurance, as well as many other rights that make civilian life possible, including the ability to obtain driving and marriage licenses and to be drafted into the army.

more............. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/politics-and-diplomacy/article-709936
 
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