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The Israeli Design for the Palestinians

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The Israeli Design for the Palestinians

 

It is becoming clearer what the future Israeli plan for the Palestinians is. With the collusion of the United States the plan has two main components:

 

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The first is to make the life of the Palestinians miserable enough that they will want to leave and immigrate elsewhere. This is already quite successful; the emigration from Palestine is reaching historic proportions. Jordan is the principal destination and is being facilitated by King Abdullah.

 

As part of this policy, Israeli soldiers are herding West Bank's Palestinians out of the rural 60% of the West Bank officially known as Area C. The Israeli army frequently designates patches of that land as live-fire military zones and expels most of its Palestinian residents who have no other place to go. Often, they force Palestinians to move because of supposed impending archaeological digs. The erection of hilltop stations to provide antennae for Israeli mobile phones (but not for Palestinian ones) is another oft-cited reason for pushing Palestinians out.

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In many places, all the Arabic road signs are scratched out. The Israeli army has already redistributed around 70% of the supposedly Israeli State owned West Bank land either to Jewish settlers or to the World Zionist Organization. While Israel's government expands Jewish settlements and ties them to Israel proper with a network of "Jews-only' roads, it bars and sometimes reverses Palestinian development. It denies housing permits to Palestinians, thus stunting their community's natural growth. Water for the Palestinians is also restricted, being allowed once a week only by lorry.

 

Israeli soldiers have already destroyed scores of small EU-funded projects, ranging from wells to solar panels, and threaten to demolish scores more. According to the UN, so far this year, Israel's army has evicted almost 400 Palestinians from the West Bank and dismantled over 200 homes; the fastest rate in two years. In spite of protestations by the European Union to end forced transfer Palestinians out of area "C", the process continues unabated. 2,300 Bedouins have recently been earmarked for removal from the strategic west-east corridor known as E1, which links Jerusalem to big Jewish settlements.

 

To make life even more miserable for the Palestinians, the Israeli government has imposed a system that prevents free movement by Palestinians within their own territory and requires the Palestinians to apply for special Israeli permits.

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The second component in this scheme is to secure an agreement with King Abdullah of Jordan to absorb more Palestinians in his kingdom. This may have already happened with the help of the United States. This achieves two objectives simultaneously: it places more Palestinians under the control of the king and increases the control of Israel over the future the Palestinians. King Abdullah has no choice but to accept. His kingdom relies, almost entirely on the charity of the West and particularly the United States. It has minimal other resources. He and his family before him have always served the interests of the West rather than those of the Palestinians or Arabs in general. After all, they owe their positions and power to the West. Winston Churchill created Transjordan on a paper napkin in the aftermath of World War-II and he appointed its king, the great grandfather of the present king. Transjordan's first king collaborated with the British to allow more Jews into Palestine. He hired a British general to run his army (armed with British weapons) and help maintain his reign. His grandfather was assassinated at the gate of the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The current king and his family continue to be widely despised and regarded in the Middle East as Arab traitors.

 

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