Think Tank: Unilateral West Bank Pullout Would Put Tel Aviv Under Rocket Threat

A picture taken from Gaza city shows the smoke that results from the launch of a long-range rocket from the north of the city towards Israel on July 12, 2014 following an advance warning of the attack by Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas. Gaza militants fired several …
THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty

The Algemeiner reports: A unilateral withdrawal from the West Bank would harm Israel’s security, according to a new video published by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) think tank.

“While the current situation in the West Bank may not be desirable, unilateral moves represent a flawed and counterproductive response,” Hirsh Goodman — a senior JCPA researcher — said in the video.

Were it to pull out of the West Bank without a peace deal with the Palestinians, the JCPA emphasized, the Jewish state would be exposing its heavily-populated coastal region — including the Tel Aviv metropolitan area — to similar rocket threats already faced by residents of southern Israel for many years now.

Read more here.

.