Only a few days before the parliamentary election in Israel head of government Benjamin Netanyahu made the annexation of Jewish settlements in the West Bank. "I'm not a single settlement. And I will of course ensure that we are in control of the territory West of the Jordan river," said the right-wing conservative Prime Minister on Saturday evening in Israeli television.
Netanyahu will be hoping to overtake the surveys leading members of the opposition Alliance of the centre of the former military heads of Benny Gantz. The allegations of corruption confronted the Likud party leader said, the next legislature after the election on Tuesday will be the fate imprisonment.
"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," said Netanyahu. In the event of a further withdrawal "Gaza was the fear of stripes in Judea and Samaria".
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's. Since 2009, the reigning head of the government had argued in the past for the establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state.
Israel had conquered in 1967 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 the arch-conservative education Minister Naftali Bennett calls for annexing large parts of the West Bank. The Palestinians claim the areas, however, for a state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital.
A spokesman for the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, stated that such steps and announcements such as Netanyahu's, changed the facts. The settlements were illegal and should be removed.
Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Palestinian liberation organization, PLO, called Netanyahu's Comments, hardly surprising. "Israel is breaking international law to continue, and as long as shameless, as the international community, Israel is rewarded with impunity," he shared on Twitter. This has been especially true for the Trump-government, the Israel's violation of human rights of the Palestinian people support.
Israel distinguishes between illegal settlements and Israeli approval built. From the point of view of the international community, all the settlements are illegal. Israel should Annex you, this would be a serious blow to efforts to find a peaceful Two-state solution.
Netanyahu is aiming for an emotionally led campaign for a fifth term as Prime Minister. In the latest polls, the opposition Alliance was Blue-and-White of Gantz, just ahead of Netanyahu's right-conservative Likud. However, it is questionable whether Gantz - up in 2015, chief of the Israeli armed forces - with a left-center Block, the government majority in the Parliament. Netanyahu's party would seek in the event of an election victory to a coalition with other right-wing parties, whose constituencies are also Jewish settlers. Gantz has spoken in the election campaign for the preservation of the large Jewish settlement blocs in the West Bank, but also by the Israeli occupying distant.