Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced plans to annex parts of the West Bank if he wins re-election next week.Netanyahu told reporters at a press conference that, if re-elected and able to form a coalition, he would apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea.He said he anticipated that US President Donald Trump should introduce his Middle East harmony plan only days after Israelis vote next Tuesday, September 17, and that in co-appointment with the US, he would likewise hope to apply sway over all Israeli settlements in the West Bank.”[The US plan] represents an extraordinary test for us and an incredible chance, a noteworthy occasion to apply power over settlements in the West Bank and different territories of significance to our legacy,” Netanyahu said.The Jordan Valley makes up the eastern portion of the West Bank and lies on low ground in the valley made by the Jordan waterway. Israel has consistently seen it as deliberately significant as a result of its long outskirt with Jordan toward the east.
Most Israeli settlements are not located in the Jordan Valley, but on higher ground to the west of the territory.The West Bank was captured from Jordan by Israel in the Six Day War in 1967.The greater part of the worldwide network views it as involved domain and all Israeli settlements based on it as unlawful, however Israel debates these portrayals.
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