US President Joe Biden & PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem
US President Joe Biden & PA President Mahmoud Abbas in BethlehemREUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

The nationalist 'Regavim' organization responds to the reported package of “good will gestures” honoring US President Biden upon his visit to Israel. According to reports, the gestures include approval for 6 municipal masterplans for the Arab sector – in Area C.

"These plans will result in de facto Palestinian annexation of large sections of Area C – the portion of Judea and Samaria under full Israeli jurisdiction", Regavim warns, "They include “legalization” of hundreds of illegally-built structures and expansion of Arab villages, isolating and choking existing Jewish communities and threatening the security and feasibility of the entire settlement enterprise."

According to Regavim, the plans "will reward the Palestinian Authority’s continued efforts to create facts on the ground, and encourage the continued implementation of the Fayyad Plan of territorial takeover using precise placement of illegal construction and agricultural projects."

"We call upon the Members of the Political-Security Cabinet to block Benny Gantz’s executive fiat, and to demand that he bring the plans, in full detail, before the Cabinet for inspection and debate, as per the instructions of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit during Avidgdor Liberman’s tenure as Minister of Defense." Regavim demand. "The Cabinet must be given the opportunity to understand the full implications of Gantz’s proposed re-drawing of the map of Judea and Samaria. These plans must blocked – before Gantz manages to singlehandedly establish a de facto Palestinian state in the heart of the Land of Israel."

Regavim published the following maps to present the significance of the gestures: