Safi’s case serves as a reminder how Palestinians living under the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip are continuing to suffer from repression, corruption and bad government.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to annex settlements of the West Bank into Israel proper in the face of international opposition. But what about the Palestinians living in those areas? Will Israel ultimately annex the entire territory?
I have presented just one possible scenario, policies that still need to be fleshed out with even more detail, of what to do with the Arabs of Judea and Samaria, once Israeli sovereignty has been established there.
The Trump administration understands the need for Israel to have “overriding security control” in the Judea and Samaria in any future peace deal with the Palestinians, said U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.