On Tuesday, going to Israel for the election, and during the Saturday night, asked Benjamin Netanyahu up in an interview with the israeli tv channel Channel 12 News in order to, inter alia, responding to what he wants to do, if the people vote him to another term as prime minister.
When the reporter Rina Matzliah asked why he did not have expanded the areas under Israeli control in the west bank, as was done in eastern Jerusalem and the Golan heights, was the reply, according to Reuters:
You ask whether we shall go on to the next step – the answer is yes, we shall go on to the next step. I will extend Israel's sovereignty.
want Palestine to the west bank, where there are around 2.5 million palestinians, to be included in a future state. Today there live more than half a million israelis, in communities known as settlements and built on land occupied in the six day war in 1967.
most countries view the israeli settlements as illegal, while Israel refers to the historic connections and mean that the area's future ultimately must be determined in peace talks with Palestine.
" A palestinian state will risk our very existence, and I have withstood enormous pressure during the past eight years. We must control our destiny, " said Netanyahu in the interview, according to the israeli newspaper Haaretz.
" I will not divide Jerusalem, I will not evacuate any society and I will ensure that we control the territory west of the Jordan.
with beduinsamhället Khan al-Ahmar in the west bank, which Netanyahu previously vowed to destroy despite the protests from, among others, the united nations, he replied that ”it will happen as soon as possible”.
According to Reuters, teaches his statements during the Saturday attract israeli voters that defending the settlements, and do not want to give up the lands, while anger is expected from Palestine and the arab world.
Nabil Abu Rdainah, spokesperson for palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, saying that Netanyahu's statements ”do not change the facts”.
"the Settlements are illegal and will be taken away," he says to Reuters.
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