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October 17, 2005

IDF will respond harshly to terror emanating from W. Bank

From the Jerusalem Post:

Israel will respond to West Bank terrorism the same way it responds to terrorism emanating from Gaza, a senior official in the Prime Minister's Office said

Empty buildings beware!

The Egyptians understand the government's response is temporary. From Ha'aretz:

Egypt: We hear once in a while that Israel, PA halted talks, but soon they restart (AP)

Meanwhile, Israel mulls another major unilateral withdrawal:

The government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has been examining plans for a multi-stage unilateral withdrawal from as much as 90 percent of the West Bank.

Officials said the Defense Ministry and military have been reviewing a range of options for unilateral withdrawal in the West Bank by 2007. They said the National Security Council has drafted options for the removal of between 10,000 and 100,000 Jews from the area.

The people waiting for the hammer to fall are kidding themselves.

Posted by Matt at October 17, 2005 04:26 PM

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1 comments, newest by Final Historian

#1 Final Historian at October 19, 2005 07:17 AM

Yup. Israel is going to give up a fair amount of the West Bank, though I suspect a little less than 90%. Between 80% and 90% is what I suspect.