Give It A Chance: Security in Judea/Samaria

Due to the incoming Israeli government’s declared intention of transferring civilian issues in Judea and Samaria to the relevant ministries, alarmists are coming out of the woodwork, using their security credentials to further political agendas. They are recklessly spreading falsehoods and sowing distrust of the new government before it has even started to act on the mandate it was so clearly given by the Israeli public in the November elections.

In his Arutz Sheva OpEd, Amir Avivi points out that “security cannot be achieved without the presence of civilians, since the military by itself can never really control terrain without having civilians there to defend. The focus should be on providing services to Israeli civilians, not military affairs. Nor does it relate to governing the Palestinian Arabs, who are under the control and responsibility of the P.A.”

Avivi believes “this move is long overdue and has great potential to right a historical wrong and boost the security and quality of life of Israelis without adversely affecting the Palestinian Arabs.”

A new Judea and Samaria policy will promote security, by Brig. Gen. (res.) Amir Avivi/Israel National News


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