The Wadi Ara region from Baka el-Garbiya to Umm al-Fahm.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today proposed a new peace plan to U.S. President Donald Trump via two of his top advisers, Jason D. Greenblatt and Jared Kushner, who arrived in the region this week in an attempt to help calm the situation in Jerusalem.
Netanyahu’s plan includes Israel annexing Gush Etzion in exchange for transferring Wadi Ara – the area known as the “Triangle” – to the Palestinian Authority, Israel’s Channel 2 TV investigative journalist Amit Segal reported Thursday night. According to the proposal, only the Arab towns in the region would be swapped, not the entire region itself.
This is the first time the prime minister has ever publicly suggested such a plan. But it’s not the first time the idea has come up. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman made a similar proposal in 2015. “Welcome to the club,” Liberman tweeted in support on Thursday.
Sound familiar? That has been @AvigdorLiberman’s plan for years https://t.co/WH384C3c9G
— Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) July 27, 2017
The plan would excise out the current Israeli Arab city of Umm al-Fahm, home to the three terrorists who murdered the two Israeli police officers on the Temple Mount two weeks ago – the attack that prompted Israel to install metal detectors and security cameras outside the holy site, which the Jordanian Islamic Waqf, the Jerusalem Mufti and the Palestinian Authority used as the excuse to attempt to launch a third intifada.