Skip to comments.Israel contingency plan would use West Bank as wartime refuge for up to 500,000
Posted on 05/27/2010 9:33:39 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
The Jewish community in the West Bank plans to host up to 500,000 Israelis in the event of a future regional war.In the 1991 Gulf war, thousands of residents from the Tel Aviv area fled to the West Bank for safety from Iraqi Scud ballistic missile strikes. In the 2006 war with Lebanon, about 10,000 residents of northern Israel joined relatives and friends in the West Bank to escape Hizbullah rocket attacks. "Judea and Samaria can be a place of refuge for the nation," Naftali Bennett, director-general of the Council of Jewish Communities of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, said. Bennett said the plan has been drafted in cooperation with Israel's military and government. In 2010, Israel held several major exercises that tested the nation's response to massive missile and rocket salvos from the Gaza Strip and Lebanon.
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Is there some reason why not to
the Israel govt should give
every Jew in the world a house
on the west bank.
It saddens me that Israel has to defend itself without the support of the U.S.
Mew too, but there is a sea change especially the passage of the Iron Dome legislation.
What’s the point in planning that? They’ll be giving the West Bank away in the next 12 months.