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Neither Israel nor the Palestinian Authority can afford a Gaza replication in the West Bank. Israel and the PA must unite to defeat Hamas and destroy its terrorist infrastructure. We must unite to build up massive defense measures, particularly missile-defense shields, such as the Iron Dome missile-defense system. We also must demand no less than the destruction of Hamas‘ military and terrorism capabilities in Gaza.

Avi Dichter is a current Israeli Knesset member and former Shin Bet director and minister of internal security. He led Israel’s security service during the onslaught of Palestinian terrorism during the Second Intifada.