Netanyahu says he will annex West Bank settlements if re-elected

Netanyahu says he will annex West Bank settlements if re-elected

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that he would annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins another term in office. His comments come three days ahead of the April 9 poll. The Israeli leader is fighting for his political survival against former top general Benny Gantz, a political novice campaigning on a centrist platform.

Timothy
Timothy
Avi Khait
Avi Khait 1 year

In addition to being won in a defensive war (with Jordan, Egypt, Syria, etc.), Judea/Yehuda is the ancient homeland of Jews/Yehudim and there is continued Jewish presence in the Land of Israel for the last ~3000 years. As for the Palestinian Arabs, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_National_Covenant The PLO's 1968 Charter removed the 1964 Clause 24 which began, "This Organization does not exercise any territorial sovereignty over the West Bank in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on the Gaza Strip or in the Himmah Area." That is to say, the Charter in its original 1964 form made no territorial claims over the West Bank or Gaza. Only after Israel liberated the area from Egypt/Jordan, these became "Palestinian territories".

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