A new Israeli military policy could result in the eviction of tens of thousands of Palestinians who are illegally living or working in the West Bank. They even risk being jailed.
Amendments to the existing 1969 order on preventing infiltration could apply to Palestinians living in the West Bank without official ID cards issued by Israel. The Israeli army says the order was designed to “facilitate a process of judicial review of the extradition of illegal residents in the region”. But Palestinian and Israeli human rights organizations have condemned the order.
Israel made a fatal error when they didn’t expel every single Arab living in Israel in 1948, just as the Arabs expelled nearly one million Jews, virtually all the Jewish populations that had been living in Arab countries. And the Arabs sole all the Jewish property after they kicked them out.