This is a non sequitur. Why would one expect the political status of Arabs living in the territories to be the same as that of Arabs living in Israel? Gaza is ruled by Hamas; Judea and Samaria (the "West Bank") is ruled by the Palestinian Authority. They have their own political infrastructure, maintain their own security forces, and receive billions of dollars in foreign aid and assistance. Hamas, elected by the Palestinians, is busy implementing Sharia law in Gaza -- anathema to the Jews of Israel, and presumably to Israeli Arabs as well who benefit from the legal, civil and humanitarian rights which come with living in an enlightened Western democracy.Arabs make up about a fifth of Israel's predominantly Jewish population. Many complain of suffering discrimination in terms of funding for their towns and job opportunities in Israel but otherwise enjoy full citizenship, unlike the Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza.
Is Reuters suggesting that Israel overthrow the democratically-elected Hamas government, annex the territories and compel the Palestinians to abide by Israeli law? We thought the long cherished goal for the Palestinians was self-determination, i.e., an independent Palestinian state living "side-by-side in peace and security" with Israel. Perhaps not.
something even more creative?