A recent report from the Israeli non-governmental organization Regavim shows how broadly and profoundly the scheme by the Palestinian Authority is working. Barren hilltops, valleys, and other areas surrounding Jewish settlements in Area C are being taken over with the full knowledge of the Europeans. “The European governments don’t just have a problem with Israel; first and foremost they have a problem with the Jewish people. Just look at the increasing antisemitism in Europe,” a Likud Member of Knesset told Israel Today. “And the Palestinians are profiting from it.”
Within the framework of the Oslo Accords signed in 1995, Judea and Samaria were divided into three zones. Area A constitutes 18 percent of the so-called “West Bank” and is under the complete control of the Palestinian Authority. All of the large Arab towns–Ramallah, Hebron, Bethlehem, Tulkarem, Jenin, Jericho and Nablus–are in Area A. Area B (22 percent) consists mainly of rural communities and villages, about 430 in total. The remaining areas in Area C (60 percent) are under the jurisdiction of Israeli authorities; this zone is also where the...
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