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JERUSALEM — A top Israeli minister said he wants the government to take complete control of more than half of the West Bank and remove Palestinian residents from the territory.
While traveling with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a state visit to Russia on Tuesday, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel told the Times of Israel that the world should forget about a Palestinian state.
‘‘We have to aspire to the annexation of Area C; these are areas where there are no Arabs at all,’’ Ariel said. ‘‘We would remove a few thousand, who do not constitute a significant numerical factor.’’
As of 2013, some 300,000 Palestinians lived in Area C, scattered over 532 residential locations. An estimated 350,000 Jewish settlers live in Area C in 135 Israeli settlements and some 100 outposts. Area C is completely territorial contiguous, administered via the Judea and Samaria Area administration. In contrast, the Areas A and B were subdivided into 165 separate units of land that have no territorial contiguity.
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: nwtrucker
The Palestians are at a complete disadvantage with Israel's military occupation, illegal settlements and outposts. Make no mistake, Israel controls the West Bank and with it the Palestinians lives, from how they travel to their poor economy. Israel controls them so at this point it's not up to the Palestians if there will be a two state solution and Israel's right wing gov't continues to make it clear there will not be one.
originally posted by: Willtell
Haven't they already done that...stole have the country with the help of the US
originally posted by: odzeandennz
you would think Israel would know a thing or two about oppressive regimes and mistreatment and abuse of people because of their ethnicity....
hmmm..... the irony....
they should move the palestines and arabs from area a b and c to camps... you know like concen... oh wait. that would be too obvious. im sure the PM and his ghouls will have a 'solution' up their sleeves.