Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar, leaders of the sovereignty movement, on Thursday issued a call for imposing Israeli sovereignty on Judea and Samaria in response to the stabbing murder of Dvir (Yehuda) Sorek H’yd (Student-Soldier Found Stabbed to Death in Gush Etzion Terror Attack).
Under the headline, “Who is the sovereign here?” Katsover and Matar argue: “Another case of murder in the twilight zone, the unregulated zone, the breach – Judea and Samaria, in Gush Etzion, which is within the national consensus, near the yeshiva of Mahanayim, which advocates bringing light and peace to the world.
“As long as Judea and Samaria are not under Israeli sovereignty, lacking law and order, the Arabs will continue to attack from the hope and belief that they will become the owners upon our ruins.
“It is either us or them! This is a 52-year-old struggle that must be resolved. Sovereignty will bring resolution and will erase the hope of pushing us out of here through terror attacks.
“The resolution must be clear and unambiguous – we have returned to the heritage of our fathers, we will bring another million Jews here, we will build dozens of communities. The Arabs are invited to live under our sovereignty as individuals and enjoy a prosperous life as residents.
“Unfortunately, the ways of Zion are still accompanied by mourning. Our condolences to the family of the soldier and to the yeshiva of Mahanayim in Migdal Oz.”
Incidentally, Islamic Jihad spokesman Dahab Shehab on Thursday issued a statement saying: “We applaud and support all acts of resistance against the occupation and call for an escalation of resistance against Israeli soldiers and settlers.”