Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu promised to annex part of the West Bank


Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has promised to annex part of the occupied West Bank on the border with Jordan if he is re-elected next week.

According to Netanyahu, he is ready to extend Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and the north of the Dead Sea.

This can provide him with the support of the right-wing parties, which he will need to form a ruling coalition, but guarantees opposition from the Palestinians.

Palestinians believe that the West Bank should be part of a future independent Palestinian state.  Netanyahu previously stated that Israel will always maintain a presence in the Jordan Valley for security reasons.

Israel occupied the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Golan Heights in 1967.  In 1980, Israel annexed East Jerusalem, and in 1981 the Golan Heights, but to this day most countries of the world do not recognize these territories as Israeli.

The West Bank has since been a stumbling block in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.  There and in East Jerusalem, Israel built about 140 settlements, which, from the point of view of international law, are illegal, although Israel itself does not recognize them.

More than 600 thousand Jews now live in these settlements.  Palestinians insist on the expulsion of these settlers from the disputed territories.

However, the administration of US President Donald Trump recognized the sovereignty of Israel over East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.

After that, Netanyahu laid the Trump Heights settlement on the Golan Heights.



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