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Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar at a Press conference in 2010, defending his decision to raise teachers' salaries by 42%.
Minister Gideon Sa'ar at a news conference in 2010.

Former Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar says Israel cannot agree to a Palestinian Authority state in Judea and Samaria, for multiple reasons.

The former minister returned to politics earlier this year after a three-year hiatus.


Speaking at the Jabotinsky Leadership Conference in Jerusalem on Thursday, Sa’ar said the establishment of a Palestinian Authority state would bring a flood of “refugees” from Syria and other foreign countries streaming back from abroad. No one could know how many might be radical Islamists who have sworn to destroy the Zionist enterprise, he said.

He also said that such a state would allow the PA total control over borders, another major security risk.