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Israel Justice Minister: Next coalition I’ll repeal ‘Disengagement Law’

Ayelet Shaked, Israeli Minister of Justice
Ayelet Shaked, Israeli Minister of Justice [File photo]

Israel’s Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has “made it clear that she intends to enlist help in the effort to cancel the Disengagement Law in the next coalition”, reported Arutz Sheva.

Shaked is running in April’s election as part of the newly-formed New Right party, having previously sat in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s current government as part of Jewish Home.

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According to the report by right-wing news outlet Arutz Sheva, Shaked “attacked” Netanyahu and “said that the prime minister blocked the cancellation of the Disengagement Law in the previous term for political reasons”.

Shaked also “said that if the new right-wing party receives enough power in the next term, it will act to annul the Disengagement Law.”

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The Disengagement Law facilitated the removal of settlers from the occupied Gaza Strip in 2005, as well as from a small number of settlements in the northern West Bank.

According to the news site, dozens of families who were removed from the northern West Bank settlements “have been pushing for the cancellation of the Disengagement Law”, and have “received statements from a number of Knesset members and ministers who claimed that they would act to repeal the law in the next Knesset.”

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