YnetNews: Danny Rubinstein


Analysis: Twenty-five percent of the Palestinian economy relies on Israel. Without the connection to Israel that the Palestinian self-rule ensures, the West Bank will turn into a second Gaza.


There is a reasonable fear that the wave of terror of the past few days is pushing the Palestinian Authority, whose disbanding is the State of Israel’s nightmare, over the edge. If the Palestinian rule does fall apart, the political, security and economic burden on Israel’s shoulders will be unbearable.


About 20 years ago, when the Israeli government handed control over to the Palestinian Authority, there were less than 10,000 people working in the Palestinian governmental institutions. Mostly workers of the education and health systems, they were supervised by a few Israeli staff officers.


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