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Israel’s ex-intelligence chief expects explosion in West Bank, Gaza Strip

March 20, 2019 at 12:42 pm

Former Shin Bet Chief, Israel internal security agency, Yuval Diskin said he expects the situation in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip to explode, local media reported.

He said that the Palestinians in both the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip have lost hope and this would cause an explosion.

“One of the great accelerators of terrorism is when the other side loses hope,” Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported him saying.

He said that “is what brings people onto the streets and sends young men and women to go commit terror attacks.”

Meanwhile, the Israeli news website Ynet reported him saying he is “worried” about the deteriorating living conditions in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, which might soon lead to an escalation.

“Whoever keeps the cork from flying out of the bottle is the defence establishment, but in the end the situation will erupt and I hope we would be able to deal with it in time.”

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