Ya’alon: Palestinians See All of Israel as “Occupied”

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“When the Palestinians talk about the ‘occupation,’ they are referring to the entire territory of the Land of Israel, not just Judea and Samaria [the West Bank],” former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said at Bar-Ilan University this week, Israel Hayom reports. “For the Palestinians, the biggest settlement is Tel Aviv.”

He added: “The desire to separate from the Palestinians is an illusion. They are dependent on us financially and security-wise. Without the IDF, the Fatah regime [the PA] would not survive. We disengaged from Gaza and we still provide them with electricity and water. They would die if we got out of the West Bank. Rockets would fall in Israel and the kingdom in Jordan would fall. Arab countries understand this. They pushed the Palestinian issue to the end of the line.

Ya’alon said that there is no Palestinian leadership today prepared to offer recognition of the Jewish nation-state in “any borders.” Both Hamas and the PLO seek a Palestinian entity “from the [Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] sea….When the Palestinians say ‘occupation,’ they mean from 1948, not 1967.” He warned against “deluding ourselves, and saying that another agreement or withdrawal will improve our security-diplomatic situation.”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. Pure truth. A pleasant surprise to hear from an Israeli politician. Should be repeated until every suicidal fool ceases the feeble minded attempts to appease the islamonazis.


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