Knesset members Limor Son Har-Melech (Otzma Yehudit) and Zvi Sukkot (Religious Zionism) will launch a new parliamentary lobby to reestablish Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip.

The lobby's founders' goal is to "promote the vision of renewed Jewish settlement in Gaza."

"After the withdrawal from Gaza 19 years ago and the increased terrorism that followed, the lobby regards Jewish settlement in Gaza Jewish presence in Gaza as a necessity to protect Israel's security and ensure its future," Sohn Har-Melekh and Sukkot said in a statement.