Walling Off The West Bank?

The death of 19 Israelis in a Jan. 22 bombing attack in central Israel has prompted the government to take its most serious look yet at the feasibility of total separation from the territories of Gaza and the West Bank. Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is proposing the establishment of a Cabinet-level committee to study the economic and security considerations of such a step. The most difficult problem confronting the Israelis would be what to do about their 150,000 settlers who now live in the West Bank.

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