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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Report: Kerry security plan accepts most Israeli positions

A report on Army Radio claims that US Secretary of State John FN Kerry's 'security plan' accepts most Israeli positions.
Accroding to the Army Radio report, the US is prepared to give Israel full control of the Jordan border, as well as the ability to spy and collect intelligence in the West Bank.
Kerry also proposed that a massive fence be built along the length of the Jordan Valley, similar to the current West Bank separation barrier, placing the proposed Palestinian state between the two fences, Army Radio reported.
According to the report, the US security proposal also allows for Israeli drones to fly over the West Bank, collecting intelligence and spying on terrorist activities. Jordan border patrols will initially be carried out by IDF soldiers only, for the first few years, and will eventually be made cooperative with Palestinian security forces and Jordanian forces.
While Israel reportedly sees the proposals as a basis for negotiations, both Abbas and the Arab League have effectively rejected the US plan, stating that here could be not one Israeli soldier in the territory of a future Palestinian state.
Arutz Sheva adds:
Israeli withdrawals in the plan appear to include large parts of Judea and Samaria, as the new report mentions Kerry's intentions to build a massive border fence in the area.
Regarding the security threat, of what is feared by many to become a terror state in Judea and Samaria, Kerry's plan would have the IDF deploy drones over the area to monitor terrorist activities and gather information.
Apparently the presence of drones in Judea and Samaria is the "creative security solutions" Yedid spoke of, when he noted that Israeli security sources added such "solutions" to meet US demands when submitting the plan to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
 What could go wrong?

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