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Netanyahu wants to Annex parts of the West Bank

Shortly before the election in Israel head of government Benjamin Netanyahu has made the annexation of Parts of the West Bank. "I'm not a single settlement, and, of course, ensure that we are in control of the territory West of the Jordan river."

The party chief of the right-wing Likud, said on Saturday evening in Israeli television, the next term will be fateful. "We will be able to ensure our security and the control over the crucially important area of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank)? We have seen what we have to get to a withdrawal from the Gaza strip."

Israeli sovereignty extend

in addition, said Netanyahu, in the event of a further withdrawal, a "Gaza strip, in Judea and Samaria," was to be feared. Israel had evacuated the Gaza strip in 2005, in 2007, the radical Islamic movement Hamas took by force control.

Netanyahu said he had reached that US President Donald Trump recognises the Golan heights as Israeli territory. They wanted to now "move on to the next Phase," and the Israeli sovereignty to the West Bank to expand. Previously, this was mainly a demand of ultra-right-wing coalition partners, Netanyahu. Netanyahu had argued in the past for the establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state.

About half a Million settlers

in 1967, Israel had conquered in the six day war, including the West Bank and East Jerusalem. There are more than 600,000 Israeli settlers now live in more than 200 settlements. Especially education Minister Naftali Bennett urges again and again, to Annex large parts of the West Bank. The Palestinians want the territories, instead, for a state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Israel on Tuesday for a new Parliament. The opposition Alliance of the center, Blue-and-White-Ex-military chief Benny Ganz, could be, according to the polls, just ahead of Netanyahu's right-conservative Likud. However, it is questionable whether the majority in the Parliament for the formation of a government can achieve. (sda)

Created: 07.04.2019, 04:51 PM

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