If the PA breaks up, it leaves a power vacuum in the West Bank.
According to Lt. Col. (ret.) Moshe Marzouk, the move would constitute “a grave punishment for Israel, forcing it to regain complete security control over the Palestinian territories as well as being responsible for the education, health and all other civil aspects of the local residents’ life.
I missed the memo informing us that Israel doesn’t de facto have complete security control over the territories.
From a political viewpoint, Prof. Frisch believes the situation might actually alleviate some of the pressure on Israel because “there will not be any possibility of reaching a solution as long as there is no Palestinian governance.”
Solution: bad. Palestinian governance: bad. Pressure on Israel: bad. Israel getting free reign of total legal and logistic and political control of the West Bank: relatively good.
My opinions about the PA aside, the prevailing official Israeli attitude towards the benefit of the power vacuum is scary. It creates a perpetual occupation, with no hope of any just outcome. No two states, no democratic one state. Nothing. Just more of the same, if not worse.