Is Israel Exaggerating the Threat of a Radical Islamic Takeover of the West Bank to avoid Territorial Compromise?

Oyia Brown

MYTH:

Israel is exaggerating the threat of a radical Islamic takeover of the West Bank to avoid territorial compromise.

FACT

Long before ISIS emerged as a regional threat, Israel had warned that the radical Islamists of Hamas would not be satisfied with ruling the Gaza Strip. They have had their eye on the West Bank as well, and Israelis have good reason to worry that a future Palestinian state could turn into the same type of terrorist base as the Gaza Strip, and put the entire country within range of deadly rockets that could paralyze the country and provoke a war that would probably put an end to the idea of a Palestinian state permanently.

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