Yesterday, we organized a protest tour to the site by the El-Aroub refugee camp, where settlers are trying to erect a new settlement. Meretz Head Zehava Glaon, MK Omer Bar Lev (Zionist Camp), MK Mickey Rosenthal (Zionist Camp) and MK Tamar Zandberg (Meretz) joined the tour and spoke against this development. Click here for more information about the attempt to establish a new settlement and it’s implications.
The establishment of a new settlement outside of the “blocs” would be another proof that Israel does not want peace and would force a constant IDF presence by the El-Aroub refugee camp. While the settlers are trying to create facts on the ground and force the government and the IDF to succumb to them, the government has the power to stop this. Last week we sent a letter to the Minister of Defense demanding that he will not allow the establishment of a new settlement.