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January 5, 2016 2:19 pm

Israeli Government Conducting Closed-Door Meetings to Discuss Possible Palestinian Authority Collapse

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: Wikipedia.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: Wikipedia.

JNS.org – Israeli government officials have been meeting during the past 10 days to discuss the possibility and prevention of a Palestinian Authority (PA) collapse, Haaretz reported on Tuesday.

“We must prevent the Palestinian Authority from collapsing if possible, but at the same time, we must prepare in case it happens,” the newspaper reported Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as telling the Israeli security cabinet in a closed-door meeting.

Israel’s defense establishment gave the government oral and written opinions warning of a possible collapse, according to a senior Israeli official. A collapse of the PA government in the West Bank would create a strain on Israel, said the official, because the Jewish state would need to take over security and civilian affairs in PA-controlled areas.

Netanyahu has previously said he does not want the PA to collapse and wishes to take steps to prevent that scenario. A PA collapse may also pave the way for increased influence by the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group in the West Bank.

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  • Zahav

    Annex all of Area C and sections of B, as a normal region of the State of Israel.

    Appoint a mayor/emir for each major town in Area A.

    Done.

    Peace.

    The PA has violated every term of the Oslo Accord, and is illegal. The PA continues a campaign to genocide Jews. The PA continues violent war against Israel. The PA cannot even legitimately govern Arab Muslims who wouldnt vote for the Fatah Islamist Jihadi terror group anyway.

    End the PA. The two-state delusion prolongs hate, violence, and regional instability.

    For Palestinian Arab Muslims who are nationalists, the Kingdom of Jordan is the national home for the Palestinian Arab Muslim people. Relocate 20 minutes away, and help do the nation-building there.

    Annex now.

    Peace.

    Done.

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    No. Tell the EU to run things for the Arabs like a kind of viceroy-ship. 100% on their dime with 100% European supplied labor. That way their blessed ‘palestinians’ be paid to sit at home and make more Arabs. The EU wants to pay for them all anyway. And with any luck they’ll bring a large number of them back with them to Europe where they can be someone else’s burden.

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