During Monday`s meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee`s Subcommittee on Judea and Samaria it was revealed that a number of projects are underway to manage environmental hazards related to incinerators, sewage water and quarries in the region. The projects are being funded by donor countries and institutions, including the World Bank.

MK Yogev calls to intensify environmental activity in Judea and Samaria

(Subcommittee Chairman MK Mordhay Yogev)

Despite the initiatives, there remain significant gaps in the environmental infrastructure of the different populations within Judea and Samaria, and these gaps may result in major health hazards.

Subcommittee Chairman MK Mordhay Yogev (HaBayit HaYehudi) called on all of the relevant entities must work together in order to launch an environmental ”Defensive Shield” operation in the region, which includes activity on the ground and legislation in the Knesset. Monday`s meeting was the first in a series of meetings aimed at promoting a greener environment in Judea and Samaria, he said.