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It's safe to say that had the PA Arabs had two or three additional operators of al-Masri's caliber they would have had their own state long ago.
The environmental problems include foul odors, mosquito infestation, severe ecological damage, and a staggering array of health hazards.
The high court has to either demolish the road paved on illegally obtained land – or risk having to approve thousands of disputed Jewish-owned homes.
The Arab managed to place a ladder on the town's security fence.
If the court now approves of the Civil Administration expropriating lands in Area C to serve an Arab settlement, it might find it difficult in the future to halt similar impounding that would favor Jewish settlements.
Israeli President Rivlin suggests a few baby steps everyone should support in order to reach the peace path.
The National Union went on the road this week, despite the Knesset's recess. Faction members visited Naot Kedumim and pledged to increase awareness of the Biblical landscape reserve. They also visited Ateret, where they were shocked to see a new access road being built by Arabs in Area C, an area under Israeli civilian and military control.
Jewish residents of the Benjamin region fear the new connection of the road leading to their home with a road connecting the Arab city of Ramallah and the Rawabi luxury real estate project, burgeoning to the south of their settlements. "We know the wild manner of driving of many of the Palestinians," one settler said. "Put them here on the road, and they'll turn it into a major traffic artery, with us as moving targets."