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Israel is preparing for conflict during "land exchange" evictions

February 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Israel’s Minister of Public Security has confirmed that the country is preparing for the many different scenarios that might arise following a future land and population exchange agreement with the Palestinian Authority. Yitzhak Aharonovitch confirmed that his ministry’s security services are getting ready to cope with any disturbances during the deportation of Palestinians from inside Israel to the occupied West Bank. The Zionist state’s security forces recently conducted a military exercise simulating “violent incidents that might occur in the Arab sector”.

According to radio reports, Mr. Aharonovitch said that Israel’s military forces “are getting prepared for all possible scenarios, from the fantastic to the realistic, in order to be able to take into account the sensitivity of the public”.

In a related case, the Israeli organisation Rights of Citizens has asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to state formally that he “will not be deporting Israeli Arabs to the West Bank”. The organisation noted that the recent military exercise in question suggests strongly that the idea of population transfer is on the government’s agenda.