Israel's security alone is sufficient to render this idea untenable. If the triangle area is transferred to the west bank, the area swap will tighten further the narrow mid center of the country to no more than 5 miles. Assuming that territory serves as a guarantee for security,a clearly false assumption. Nevertheless, the assumption is trumpeted by Israel any time it is asked to evacuate the West Bank. In reality, Israel does not rely on a security line based on territory. It is almost impossible to defend Israel against any attacks from the 48 armistic ceasefire lines. Strategically Israel's security lines extend beyond the Jordan river. I am saying that a swap will not only do harm to Israeli Arabs who oppose any transfer, but rather go against the Israeli defense strategy interests in the long run..
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