(August 18, 2020 / JNS) Israeli Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein and Samaria Regional Council Head Yossi Dagan visited a factory in the Barkan Industrial Zone in Judea and Samaria on Tuesday that started a new production line for surgical masks to be marketed both to Israelis and to customers abroad.
“The residents of Judea and Samaria protect the citizens of Israel, and as you see here at this factory, they also protect us health-wise,” said Edelstein, according to a report by Arutz Sheva. “Soon the day will come when we will officially apply Israeli law to Samaria, to the Binyamin Region and to Judea. In the meantime, we are applying sovereignty on the ground.”
According to the report, Edelstein insisted that “we need to build in every place; we must give every girl and boy in Samaria the same full rights as children in Tel Aviv have. We must protect the families who are here and who are fulfilling Zionism. We will annex through deeds—not with words, not with announcements, not with promises.”
“I want to say something else: In the Supergum [rubber] factory in Barkan, as in many other factories, a lot of Palestinians work as well. Our presence helps them also. A Palestinian state is a terror state both for Israeli citizens and Palestinian Authority Arab citizens. As long as I am in the government, a Palestinian state will not be created,” added Edelstein.
According to the report, Dagan said “hundreds of thousands of Israelis live here, and no one who moved here asked permission from [senior advisor and presidential son-in-law] Jared Kushner. And that’s how we need to do sovereignty as well.”
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