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Israeli PM Netanyahu Plans to Annex Part of the West Bank After Election, Claiming He Will Have Trump's Support

WorldNews Tuesday, 10 September 2019 ()
Israeli PM Netanyahu Plans to Annex Part of the West Bank After Election, Claiming He Will Have Trump's SupportIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his plan to annex the Jordan Valley and the Northern Dead Sea area if he wins his re-election campaign next week, and will coordinate with President Donald Trump and his administration. "If I am elected I commit to annex the Jordan Valley. It is our eastern border, our defense wall," said Netanyahu at a press conference while pointing to a map. The plan, he said, is to cut off the eastern edge of the West Bank which would make Jericho a Palestinian island inside Israel territory. The Jordan Valley and Northern Dead Sea area make up about 30 percent of West Bank territory. But Netanyahu also announced plans to coordinate with President...
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Annexing the large part of the West Bank could contravene international law, especially since many Palestinians live there.

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