The head of the Judea and Samaria Council, Daniel Dayan sent a strongly worded personal letter to Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu regarding the Palestinian Authority's bid for the United Nations to give them official statehood.
"We view with concern the lack of Israeli response against the provocative step of the PA political declaration of war against the State of Israel," Dayan stated. He called upon the government to take measures to deter the PA.
The Judea and Samaria districts are divided between Areas A, B and C, for PA controlled, Israeli controlled and joint controlled. The PLO, under Yasser Arafat had previously declared an independent State of Palestine in 1988. Currently the PA is considered an independent entity that has never officially declared its independent as a country.