Israel's Official Position on Gaza
"In the light of this travesty, I have no choice but to reiterate briefly Israel's position on the subject. / The Jewish people and the State of Israel have the right in principle, as well as in law and in terms of national security, to a permanent presence in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza District."
Statement in the Security Council by H.E. Ambassador Yehuda Z. Blum, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, 18 July 1979, page 12.
Quote provided by Israel White Paper.