He added that, in the end, “we will rebuild Gush Katif anew, because there are errors that must be corrected.”
Similar bills have been filed in the past, but they have never been advanced.
Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan, who is himself an evacuee from Sa-Nur, has long pushed for the Samaria communities to be rebuilt.
This time around, there is an increased pressure to move forward on the issue because the territory in question is outside the boundaries of US President Donald Trump’s sovereignty map of the West Bank.
That map, which is part of Trump’s peace plan, allows Israel to annex up to 30% of the West Bank, effectively placing half of Area C under Israeli sovereignty.
But it designates the rest of it for a future Palestinian state, including the land where the four demolished Samaria settlements once stood.