Why is a settlement in Judea or Samaria any less legitimate than Degania Alef or Mishmar Hanegev? Why would a city with no history like Tel Aviv have more of a claim to being part of the Jewish State than Hebron or Shechem or Shilo which are at the very core of Jewish history and patrimony? Indeed if Haifa and Ashkelon are valid parts of Israel then the towns and settlements of the West Bank have an inifintely greater claim to be part of the Jewish state.
Roadside bomb kills five border officers in western Iraq (AP)
from the article: Israel ministers to weigh bill meant to legalize West Bank outposts