"Fertile hilltops"??? You are not a farmer, clearly. The fertile soil is in the valleys, where the "pals" have encamped, with access to easy water. The "pals" have avoided the hilltops. The Jews, for the most part, have settled on the hilltops where not much grows, and the water is pretty hard to drill for. But there is a good reason for the hilltop choice.
Five arrested in anti-terror raids in Sydney (DPA)
from the article: Palestinian PM: Declaration of statehood just a formality