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The water tower in the demolished village of Homesh, in Samaria. The town was demolished in 2005 during the Disengagement.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vetoed the bill annulling late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement from northern Samaria, according to News 0404. In August 2005, concurrent with the expulsion of the Jews on the Gaza Strip, the Sharon government also expelled the Jewish residents of Northern Samaria, primarily the community of Homesh.

The Prime Minister’s decision will effectively prevent the possibility of Israelis visiting Area C’s northern Samaria, and certainly quash any notion of resettling Homesh.


The bill, initiated by MK Shuli Mu’allem (Habayit Hayehudi), has won widespread support from Likud MKs. Now it turns out that Netanyahu has prevented him from being debated Sunday by the Ministerial Legislation Committee – unless Committee Chair Ayelet Shaked (Habayit Hayehudi) decides to ignore the PM’s veto.


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