Official in Jerusalem tells AP that possible counter-measures include annexation of settlements, restricting water, use of ports.
Jerusalem is weighing the annexation of the major settlement blocs if Palestinians seek unilateral recognition of statehood, an official in Jerusalem told AP on Tuesday.
The official said that “adopting unilateral measures is not a one-way street,” and that it was not the only option being considered, according to the report. He cautioned, however, that he was not aware of how seriously the political leadership was considering such a bold move.
Other responses to Palestinian unilateralism could include reducing water access below agreed upon levels, as well as restricting the use of Israeli ports for Palestinian imports and exports, AP reported.
The Prime Minister’s Office said that it had not heard of the plan, Israel Radio reported.
Source: Jerusalem Post
Many friends of Israel is not aware of the districts of Judea and Samaria not being part of the Jewish state.
The Israeli Government did not annex these two districts after their liberation in 1967. Civil Israeli laws has not been enforced inside these two districts. The state of Israel is legally an occupying force, ruling by temporary military laws.
What to do about this?
Israel should not wait till after the declaration of a “Palestinian statehood”, before these two Jewish districts are made a fully constitutionally part of the state of Israel.
Israel should do this today. After 44 years in waiting, such a declaration will end all disputes over the ownership to this land.
And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.’
First published: March 3oth, 2011.
Written by Ivar