It's seems clearer each day that the extremist elements amongst the settlers are a major obstacle to maintaining law and order, and to the wider peace process. The IDF needs to apply the rule of law evenly to both Palestinians and Jews, and not tolerate the kind of behaviour we've seen recently. Why not kill two birds with one stone, and simply allow the smaller, more militant, settlements to be included in a new Palestinian state? This meets one of the major Palestinian demands, and also rids the state of Israel from these people, who quite frankly, are a pain in the arse. They can always choose to relocate to Israel if they don't fancy living under Palestinian rule, but if they are "true believers" in a greater Eretz Israel, then surely their religious belief in the land is more important than the state they live in, right?
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from the article: IDF soldiers: Problem in West Bank isn't Palestinains, it's Jews