PA Says Israel Trying to Establish ‘Settler State’ in Judea and Samaria
The hookah bars in Ramallah must be doing some gangbusters business.
From the official PA Wafa “news” agency:
Statistics revealed that the number of demolitions and confiscations by Israel in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 2016 have increased by 450% in comparison to 2015, signaling a covert attempt to establish a state for Israeli settlers in the Palestinian state.
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Since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, the number of Israeli settlers and settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem has multiplied by 600%.
…Ghassan Daghlas who is in charge of monitoring and documenting Israeli settlement activities in the West Bank told WAFA after the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli government and the Zionist Lobby all agreed and began work in the direction of establishing a state for the settlers in what they choose to refer to as “Judea and Samaria.”
…Jad Issac from the Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem told WAFA that Israel plans to establish two states in the West Bank. “Israel plans to give Israeli settlers around 75% of Area C, which is a total of 60% of the West Bank, eventually turning the Palestinian state into isolated cantons on less than 50% of the original area.”
Meaning, according to the official PA news agency, that Israel supports a three- (or four-) state solution: a Palestinian state, Jewish state, a settler state and maybe Hamastan.
These guys really get some good scoops by interviewing their supposed “experts.” Ghassan Daghlas in particular has a reputation of simply making things up — and he is on the PA payroll.