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A Sunday New York Times article shows why Israel must never cede control of Judea and Samaria, according to Arutz Sheva analyst Mark Langfan.

The report cites a newly-published analysis by Theodore Postol, an MIT professor, and Richard Lloyd, a Telsa scientist, which concluded that the rockets used in Syrian chemical attacks on civilians in August were likely "propelled by motors taken from a common family of 122-millimeter conventional artillery rockets known as the BM-21." The BM-21s are Russian rockets commonly known by their newer name "Grad," or by their earlier nick-names, "Katyusha.”

The study concluded that the chemical warheads that were used "contained a large volume, about 13.2 gallons, of sarin. The United Nations implicitly seconded that suggestion when it included a similar estimate in its own report in September... The assumption that the warheads contained a large volume of nerve agent" lead to the conclusion that the August 21 attack "implicated the Syrian government."

The scientists concluded that leaden with the heavier chemical warhead, the range was 1.5 to 2.2 miles.

This is precisely the danger that would face Israel's major population center – the greater Tel Aviv area – if territory in the nearby mountains of Judea and Samaria were ceded to the Palestinian Authority, says Langfan.

“Iranian-funded terrorists could smuggle small and portable chemical 122mm-Katyusha rocket parts into any 'demilitarized' Palestinian West Bank state where Israel didn't control the borders and couldn't enter the Palestinian areas and make forcible arrests,” notes Langfan. “So, from Day One, the 'Peace Process' was entirely based on a military fraud against the Jews of Israel, and of the world."

Langfan continued, "The 'Peace Process' Israeli politicians like Tzipi Livni (Hatnua) and Yitzhak Herzog (Labor) are drinking the 'Kool-Aid' if they think such a PA state wouldn't bring a Holocaust 2.0. If the Shiite Assad murdered thousands of Syrian Sunnis with his chemical Katyushas, an Iranian-Hamas West Bank state would murder millions of Jews in a heartbeat," he said, adding wryly that "somehow the world would blame the Israelis for being gassed to death."