The Security Council for the Residents of the West Bank announced that it is planning to protest in front of the Israeli prime minister’s residence following “a breach of confidence endangering human life in communities in Judea and Samaria.” Joining the protest will be the heads of the local councils, including Shomron Regional Council head Yossi Dagan.

Ma'aleh Adumim settlement

Ma’aleh Adumim settlement Photo Credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

The Security Council for the Residents of the West Bank, which includes representatives of bereaved families and terror victims, announced Monday that they plan to hold a protest in front of the Israeli Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem in response to “the government’s inability to keep its promises regarding human life and preventing the next terror attack.” The heads of the local councils, including the head of the Shomron Regional Council Yossi Dagan and the Kiryat Arba council head, will join the protest tent.

The representatives of the council also addressed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the opening of the Knesset’s winter session and said: “We are disappointed with the prime minister’s speech, the fact that the government is not evacuating settlements is not proof that this is a right-wing government. The chairman of the left camp has already announced that he won’t be evacuating settlements.”

“People’s lives need to be protected and the infrastructures of people living in the West Bank need to be taken care of,” said representatives of the bereaved families. “The next terror attack needs to be prevented and it won’t happen by words alone. The government does not keep its promises.”

About a week ago, representatives of the bereaved families, together with the heads of the local councils, described a rift between them and the government. Dagan said that “we need a solution to the security components on the highways and in the settlements of the West bank, and we need to build life-saving bypass roads. We are in a crisis of confidence with the prime minister.”