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Expert: Netanyahu opens up for annexation
"Expert: Netanyahu opens up for annexation"

"Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is open to annexing parts of the occupied west bank, according to the political scientist and Israelkännaren Anders Persson."

"the Statement reflects an admission of unlawful conduct," says folkrättsexperten Ove Bring."

"a Few days before Israel holds national elections, the country's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on israeli tv that he is not willing to move some of the settlers in the occupied west bank. In addition, he is ready to extend Israel's sovereignty over areas of the occupied west bank if he wins the election on Tuesday, as Israel had previously done with east Jerusalem and the Golan heights."

" It's not just that he is not prepared to move in some settlers, but he also opens up in order to annex parts of the west bank, says Israelkännaren Anders Persson at Lund university to the TT."

"Netanyahu's statement came in connection with him in the interview was asked about an upcoming american proposals for a solution to the conflict between Israel and the palestinians."

"Anders Persson mean that the statement can be a part of the campaign for the parliamentary elections on Tuesday."

"– Here you can see that there has been an ideological shift, where he before the last elections, spoke-against a palestinian state that now speak for-opposed to annexation, and not at all to evacuate some settlements, " says Persson."

"According to Anders Persson, can Netanyahu get over 50 per cent in the election. Succeed Netanyahu form a right-wing government will wish to expand the settlements become the most important issue for the new government. The israeli-Palestinian conflict will then go into a new era, according to Anders Persson."

"– Then he will probably, with great probability to realize it in different ways, " he says and at the same time stresses that it is not yet a given that it will become a reality."

"According to Ove Bring, professor emeritus in international law, is the Netanyahu statement a part of his election campaign."

"– His reasoning reflects an illegal behavior, and would it go so far that it becomes an annexation so it is definitely an illegal action that violates international law. The occupation of the west bank continues decade after decade, it makes the now is an illegal occupation. Therefore, he can not say that Israel should have sovereignty over the israeli settlements, or that these should be increased, says Ove Bring."

"After the state of Israel was proclaimed on 14 may 1948 attacked Egypt, Jordan, Syria, saudi Arabia and Yemen to the newly formed nation. The fighting led to Israel enlarged its territory to include west Jerusalem, before a truce was concluded in January 1949."

"At the beginning of 1967, tensions rose between Israel and Syria, and in april fought land and air battles between the two countries. In the spring of 1967 increased the tensions further, then Egypt, Jordan and Syria, increased pressure on Israel by forming a defensive alliance. And at dawn on 5 June 1967 attacked Israel in Egypt with fighter jets."

"Over the next five days defeated Israel, not just Egypt, but also Jordan and Syria. Israel took possession of the west bank, including east Jerusalem, and the Gaza strip, the Golan heights and the Sinai peninsula (which later was handed back to Egypt)."

"the Victory laid the foundation for many of the controversy which characterises the conflict, such as the occupation of the west bank and east Jerusalem, the blockade of the Gaza strip and the annexation of the syrian Golan heights."

"Sources: NE; Landguidenu002FUI, AFP, Reuters"

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