New Campaign Message: 'PA State Means Rockets on Tel Aviv'
Israeli citizens in the Tel Aviv area and the coastal region may not be aware of the dangers they would face if a two state solution comes into being, according to Susie Dym, spokesperson for Mattot Arim, an Israeli grassroots Land of Israel activist movement.
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Dym says that Israelis who support such a plan don't understand that rockets could soon be slamming into their living rooms if a Palestinian Authority state is created in Judea and Samaria (Yesha). Just as the ruins of the Jewish towns in Gush Katif, which the Israeli government abandoned, are now used as launching pads on Israel's southern cities like Sderot and Ashkelon, a PA stated in Yesha also would be used as a launching pad for rockets on Tel Aviv residents.
Susie Dym described to Israel National Radio a plan to send out flyers to mailboxes in the coastal region to warn its residents that they will be within rocket's reach if the Israeli government pulls out of Yesha.
Their website that advertised their project states, "Oops! The Left entirely forgot to warn everybody that if a Palestinian state gets set up, according to the plan that Tzipi Livni and Olmert have been working on, then the result will be rockets in everybody's living room. Unfortunately, it's that simple. Here's how the former head of Israel's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Dr. Yuval Steinitz, put it recently:
"For any foreseeable future I do not see... any possibility to leave Judea and Samaria or even part of it. [A] Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria would bring about Israel's demise...Such a Palestinian state would ...immediately become an outpost for Iran. The only reason Kassam rockets [have] not been fired at the center of the country or at Ben-Gurion International Airport was because Israel [has] a military presence in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria-ed.)."Mattot Arim's flyer states a simple message: "Can a rocket land in my house?" The message is meant to be without propaganda or divisive ideologies, promotions, or any type of religious persuasion and only to state the dangers they and their families would face.
Dym was interviewed by Tamar Yonah on Israel National Radio's Weekend Edition.