The report, authored by Mark Doing and Jeffrey White, cited such
potential flashpoints as the Kalandia refugee camp in northern Jerusalem.
Kalandia contains an Army checkpoint meant to stop unauthorized Palestinians
from entering Jerusalem.
Other flashpoints included Hebron, Jewish communities south of Bethlehem
and Hebron. The northern edge of Bethlehem contains Rachel's Tomb, a site
holy to Jews.
"If demonstrations take place deep within PA-controlled areas and away
from Israeli settlers and security forces, there is less likelihood of
serious problems," the report said.
Doing and White envisioned mass demonstrations as well as marches toward
army checkpoints. Another scenario was Palestinian infiltration of Jewish
communities as well as firebombs and stone-throwing.
The Army has sought to work with the PA to prevent Palestinian violence.
The Army has developed plans to protect Jewish communities and train their
residents while increasing troop presence in the West Bank.
The PA has authorized protest areas, most of them around Palestinian
cities in the West Bank. The report said Israel has for the first time
permitted PA security
units to operate around Rachel's Tomb and Kalandia.
"These [PA] forces have permission to disperse anyone who attempts
violent actions," the report said. "Most observers predict that Palestinian
security personnel will comply with these orders to prevent escalation, at
least initially. How they will respond if violence intensifies is less