Areas A, B, C
Areas A, B, and C
- Area A is exclusively controlled by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and is Judenrein (Jew-free). All Arabs in Area A are under the responsibility of the Palestinian Authority – an organization that promotes terrorist activities as is illustrated by their pay-for-slay policies, antisemitic propaganda in their schools, and the celebration of terrorists.
- Area B is militarily controlled by Israel (for security purposes only), but civic matters are PA administered.
- Area C is under full Israeli control – both militarily and civically.
- Arabs are able to live and visit all above areas. Jews are not allowed to even enter Area A.
Following Israel’s swift victory over its Arab neighbors in the 1967 Six-Day War, the United Nations (UN) convened to resolve post-war issues.
UN Resolution 242 was the result of all convening parties, acknowledged and adopted by all. The resolution clearly states:
“Withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in recent conflict.”
“Termination of all … states of belligerency and … acknowledgment of the sovereignty … of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries.”
“A just settlement of the refugee problem.”
- The resolution purposefully does NOT state that Israel must withdraw from “The territories” or “All the territories”. The agreement only legally stipulates “territories.” This emphasis was done intentionally, to allow for safe and recognizable borders for the purpose of Israel’s security. Until true security is achieved, this stipulation stands.
Israel has demonstrated that lasting peace is achievable with its neighbors, as it has done with Egypt, Jordan, and most recently with the Gulf States in the historic Abraham Accords. To this day, Israel is not recognized as a sovereign nation by the Palestinian Authority.
As for the refugee ‘problem,’ there is no problem. Those Arabs who lived in Judea and Samaria pre-1967 hold Jordanian citizenship. As history has proven, defeated countries have the capability of absorbing its own citizenry back into their country and/or settle them elsewhere.
- Israel absorbed close to one million Jews from Arab lands due to the mass expulsion after Israel gained independence in 1948.
- Arab countries used the Palestinian Arabs as geo-political pawns. Contrary to what is falsely reported in the news, there is no genocide of Palestinian Arabs. There were approximately one million Arab residents in Judea and Samaria in 1967. Today, there are over two and a half million. Hardly a genocide.
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