"Judea and Samaria must be in the hands of Israel forever," they insist. Other hardliners express similar views. They want revenge. They condemned Palestine's UN upgrade.
They spurn rule of law principles. They want settlement expansions continued. They claim Israel's right to all valued Judea and Samaria territory. They call it "state land." They want Jerusalem as Israel's exclusive capital.
They want the right to have whatever they wish. They want Palestinians marginalized and denied. They support harsh crackdowns against resisters.
On January 3, Press TV headlined "Israel to increase arrests of Palestinians to prevent 'awakening,' " saying:
Israeli authorities plan new crackdowns. An unnamed security official said arrest operations "started in the past few days and will increase."
"There is a certain (Palestinian) awakening. As a consequence a decision was taken within the security establishment to increase intelligence activity and arrests among members of Hamas or activists against Israel."
A previous article discussed numerous West Bank incursions, attacks, arrests, and destruction of Palestinian property. January began like December ended.
Netanyahu escalated attacks on Palestinians. Extremist settlers do their part. So do PA enforcers. Israel calls ongoing operations routine. They target "grave disturbances."