The presence of Israeli communities outside the “settlement blocs” in Judea
and Samaria provides a compelling reason for the IDF to be deployed beyond
the “settlement blocs”.

And looking at our track record to date it is clear that if Israel were to
pull out these civilians it would be just a matter of time before the IDF
was also pulled.

This observations applies to the Jordan Valley as well as the rest of Judea
and Samaria.

Recent events have served to remind us just how unpredictable and dynamic
our region is.

We simply cannot afford to entertain schemes that may facilitate our enemies
turning Judea and Samaria into a bridgehead to destroy us.

This consideration swamps any concern over the possible demographic
consequences a generation from now if we don’t withdraw.

I write “possible demographic consequences” because fertility and migration
trends are actually moving in our favor.

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