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Always Take the High Ground


Judea and Samaria are positioned on a formidable mountain range, towering over central Israel. From north to south, Hadera to Gedera, Israel’s major urban population center lies passively below the commanding heights of Judea and Samaria.

Whoever controls the heights of Judea and Samaria controls the cities and communities on the coast below.

The panoramic photo on this link, taken from the Samarian community of Alfei Menashe, shows Israel’s coastal plain, from Ashkelon to Netanya, sprawled out below the mountain range. Hundreds of thousands of homes, businesses, schools, public buildings, army bases, security establishments, entertainment venues, transportation arteries as well as Ben-Gurion International Airport are all within clear view of the high ground of Samaria.

In the event of a belligerent gaining control of the mountain range, it would pose a very tangible threat to the lives of millions of Israeli civilians.

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