YNET: Israel plans to increase number of Palestinian work permits
Plans to grant 30,000 additional work permits to Palestinians from the West Bank meant to ease economic hardship which Israel fears could lead to terrorism.
Israel plans to increase the number of entry permits it grants to Palestinian workers, Palestinian and Israeli sources said on Monday, in a drive to ease economic hardship that has contributed to a wave of Palestinian attacks.
Publicly, the Israeli government has accused Palestinian leaders, including President Mahmoud Abbas and Islamist groups, of inciting violence. But Israeli security officials have also cited desperation among young Palestinians who see a bleak economic future for the West Bank.
A Defense Ministry official confirmed a report in Israeli media on Monday which said Israel would increase the number of work permits given to Palestinians by 30,000. “A few plans are being looked at,” a second Israeli official said.
About 55,000 Palestinians currently have permits to work in Israel, mostly in construction and agriculture, according to the Bank of Israel. They must clear Israeli security checks before the documents are issued.
An additional 30,000 undocumented Palestinian laborers also enter Israel each day. The new plan would raise the number of Palestinian workers vetted by Israeli security officials. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
This plan “to ease economic hardship that has contributed to a wave of Palestinian attacks”smells of pseudo-nationalist, Naftali Bennett. Although I cannot be sure that he has had any influence over the formation of this proposal, he is known for talking up the theoretical cause and effect between economy and terrorism.
Now, let’s do the math.
55,000 Arabs from Yehudah and Shomron (Judea and Samaria) with work permits plus 30,000 more plus a good percentage of the 30,000 workers without work permits, who are unable to obtain them, and so will continue to sneak in, comes to around 100,000 Arabs.
Now if I were to say that over 30,000 more Arabs being granted work permits equals over 30,000 more potential terrorists, then I would be branded a racist. So, of course, I won’t do that.
But, I will ask you this question: If there were 100,000 bottles of water, and you knew that one of them was poison, how many of them would you risk drinking, before getting up off your tuchus and digging a well? One? One hundred? One thousand?
This appears to be what the Israeli Government is doing, playing with poisoned bottles of water.
Or is it?
Perhaps, its plan to integrate the Arabs from Yehudah and Shomron (Judea and Samaria) into a two-state solution with expanded borders for Israel. Already, there have been proposals to revoke residency status of families of terrorists. Who else’s residency status will be revoked? Who else will be deported?
Jews. Don’t laugh. It’s coming.
In the meantime, the Israeli Government is highly underestimating the actual number of poisoned bottles of water being sneaked into its midst. Yet, digging a well, and removing all chances of being poisoned appears to be out of the question. So, stay tuned for more reports of Jewish deaths by “poisoning.”
“Police say most of the near-daily Palestinian attacks since October…have been carried out by Palestinians who cross into Israel without permits from the West Bank.”
And what about all of those attacks which have been carried out by Arabs with Israeli citizenship?
May God please help us!