Leaders of the councils representing in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley have rallied in front of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office in Jerusalem on Tuesday, in protest over the prime minister’s reluctance to apply swift sovereignty over settlements in the West Bank.
“I call on Netanyahu to fulfill his promise to announce the application of sovereignty. He has political support, he has support inside the party,” Jordan Valley Regional Council leader David Elhani said.
According to Samaria Council leader Yossi Dagan, the U.S. handed Israel the opportunity to annex the settlements and then took it away.
“Officials in the U.S. took our beloved Prime Minister, elevated him to the top of the Empire State Building – [he stood] with the US president [and promised to apply] sovereignty – then they try to throw our Prime Minister all the way down,” Dagan told Arutz Sheva.
Earlier in the week, dozens of Israeli settlers on tractors crisscrossed together across the West Bank in a protest demanding the immediate annexation of the Jordan Valley, reports France 24.
According to the report, the tractors bore Israeli flags and banners with the words “we make history, we impose sovereignty,” and some protesters wore white T-shirts that read “annexation now.”