Former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo asserted, on Tuesday, that the Israeli occupation and the conflict with the Palestinians are the only existential threat facing Israel.
Pardo stated, according to Haaretz: â€śIsrael has one existential threat. It is a ticking time bomb. We chose to stick our head in the sand, creating a variety of external threats. An almost identical number of Jews and Muslims reside between the sea and the Jordan. The non-Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria live under occupation. This is Israel’s definition, not mine. The law in this territory is as we have made it, a military justice system that is subject to the authority of the Israel Defense Forces.â€ť
He said that, despite the full withdrawal from Gaza, responsibility for the territory remains in Israelâ€™s hands. â€śIsrael is responsible for the humanitarian situation, and this is the place with the biggest problem in the world today,â€ť he said.
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