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    Equal number of Jews and Muslims between the Jordan River and the sea

    This emerges from figures presented Monday morning by the deputy head of the Civil Administration, Col. Uri Mendes, at a meeting of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on the subject of sanctions by Civil Administration employees.
    In Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip, some five million Palestinians are registered (excluding Palestinians in East Jerusalem). According to CBS data for 2016, there are 6.44 million Jews in Israel and 1.52 million Muslims in Israel.
    In total, 6.5 million Muslims live between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. The Civil Administration relies on its statistical data on the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, which is considered a fairly reliable body.
    Dichter (Likud) demanded that the Defense Ministry receive the data in an official document. At the end of the discussion, Dichter said: “I do not remember that the Palestinians presented such a number. This is a completely new, significant and surprising figure. If it is accurate, it is surprising and worrisome. If it is not accurate, we of course want to know what the exact figure is. “
    During the discussion, Guy Goldstein, deputy coordinator of activities in the territories, presented data regarding the Civil Administration. “Over the years, the Civil Administration has been steadily reducing resources in order to carry out its tasks. After the Oslo Accords, there was a reduction in both the budget and manpower. There is a creeping devaluation of human power. The budget has been devalued by twenty million. “
    According to him, after the Oslo Accords, the Civil Administration budget was NIS 286 million. Today, however, the budget stands at NIS 170 million. Regarding the Palestinian population in Judea and Samaria, he said, the Palestinian population in the area grew from one million to three million, while the Jewish population grew from 100,000 to 400,000.
    Col. Mendes replied: “In the Palestinian population registry, there are currently three million Palestinians registered as residents of the West Bank. We estimate that in practice there is a population of 2.7-2.5 million Palestinians in the area, both because of the registration of deceased and because of immigration to the world. For example, a Palestinian who was born in Brazil and lived there all his life is still allowed to register in the population registry and the Palestinians issue him a passport. “
    Dichter said: “Every demographic survey can not display a three-fold increase in the population within 25 years. From one million to three million there is no way to do this except on the rise. Such growth could be of interest to Guinness World Records.
    The chairman of the Zionist camp, Avi Gabbay, said: “This is five million Palestinians who are not going anywhere, despite Trump’s wonderful support, a flashlight and now Bolton. The responsibility to part with them is ours alone. “
    MK Tzipi Livni (the Zionist camp) responded with tweeting to her statistics and attacked the idea of ​​annexation: “If we do not wake up from the delusions of annexation, we will lose the Jewish majority. It’s simple. “
    Opposition Chairman Isaac Herzog added: “These are data that serve as a warning sign to an Israeli leadership that does not understand the intensity of the binational danger and continues to create an irreversible reality for one state. Anyone who fears for the only nation-state of the Jewish people must stand by the goal of separating from the Palestinians and realizing the two-state vision. “
    MK Amir Peretz: “The data presented by the Civil Administration should light a red light. Whether living 2 or 3 million Palestinians in Judea and Samaria: It is clear that at this rate, Israel will not remain a Jewish state and we are moving towards a one-state solution according to Azmi Bishara’s vision, only separation into two states to ensure security and economic prosperity in a democratic state with a Jewish majority. “
    Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee member MK Ofer Shelah (there is a future): “The argument is absurd. Call any Israeli expert. All say that between the sea and the Jordan there is barely a Jewish majority today. The meaning is one: if we do not separate from the Palestinians, Israel can not be Jewish (if we annex the West Bank) or democratic (if we continue to control them without rights). “
    The chairman of the joint list, MK Ayman Odeh, said: “This is not a new information, so the intersection we are in now is clear: two states on the basis of 1967 or one state that is an apartheid state or one democratic state in which everyone has a right There is no other option, and at least this simple truth must be said clearly. “
    MK Yehuda Glick (Likud) responded to Livni: “Building theories on the basis of these data is about the same as believing that the Oslo process will bring peace, or that Peres is still leading in the polls, or that the centrist leader, Bozi, is going to form a government. These are beliefs that, unfortunately, time and time again, reality and facts slap their faces. “
    “The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories did not fulfill his responsibility to count and know how many Palestinians are in Judea and Samaria or at least in Area C, and he relies solely on the reports of the Palestinian Authority,” said Motti Yogev, a member of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. The PA also lies and counts 317,000 residents of East Jerusalem. The PA also does not report on those who died, and so the committee was presented with a document according to which over the past decade, 10 times more Arabs have been born in Judea and Samaria than they did. “

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