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As Gaza approaches combustible levels, West Bank’s deceptive quiet faces tests
Hamas in Gaza is intent on preparing armed sleeper cells throughout the West Bank (also known as Judea and Samaria)—not only to create an ability to attack Israel, but also to target its internal rival, the Palestinian Authority.
Greenblatt reveals plan to unite Gaza and West Bank
“Our peace plan intends to bring them together. Make no mistake; we are in this to help all Palestinians, in both the West Bank and Gaza,” said Jason Greenblatt, the Trump administration’s envoy to the Mideast.
Palestinian terror balloon reaches Jerusalem suburb
Yori Yalon and Nikki Guttman
Police sappers neutralize the device at the scene in Givat Ze’ev, north of Jerusalem • Incendiary balloons also land in Kibbutz Nir Am and Kibbutz Dorot in the Gaza periphery.
Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Price of Israeli withdrawal? Look at past lessons
A simple analysis of pertinent basic data that appears in the Shin Bet’s terrorist summary for the year 2006 alone shows that the idea of West Bank withdrawal, which would imply the cessation of IDF activity in the area, could be misguided and dangerous.
Incendiary balloons flown to Israel from West Bank
A yellow balloon with Arabic writing on it landed in the Jewish community of Beit Horon north of Jerusalem on Sunday; border Police removed the suspicious balloon for further investigation.
Is a PLO confederation with Jordan a viable solution to the Mideast conflict?
The idea of a confederation between Jordan and the Palestinians has been discussed over the years. But to have a confederation, there needs to be two independent states, and the Palestinians don’t have one.
West Bank is unpredictable, though stable for the time being, according to IDF commander
While keeping a lid on terror activities, the Menashe Brigade is also obligated to protect Palestinian civilians, and ensure their economic and agricultural activities. It seeks to strike a delicate balance in the area to help keep the peace.
Hamas in Gaza fails to ignite similar violence in the West Bank
Hamas is not the only entity trying to set things on fire. Iran and its proxies, such as Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah, have sought to infiltrate the West Bank and create armed cells there.
Jewish population report in West Bank raises critical questions regarding two-state paradigm
Based on the trends of the last five years, it is projected that the number of Jewish residents in Judea and Samaria will grow to 491,025 in 2020, 723,633 in 2030 and will surpass 1 million in 2039.
Infighting and broken relations with America leave Palestinians in crisis
Ariel Ben Solomon
The Palestinians are debating who will succeed after Mahmoud Abbas, what kind of pressure they can put on Israel and the United States, and where the different factions are headed.