Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, West Bank

Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu

'You will never break our will': Palestinians to Netanyahu after Jordan Valley annexation pledge

'You will never break our will': Palestinians to Netanyahu after Jordan Valley annexation pledge

11.9.2019

'You will never break our will': Palestinians to Netanyahu after Jordan Valley annexation pledge

Palestinians tilling the fertile Jordan Valley said on Wednesday they have been rooted for generations to the West Bank land that Israel i Prime ...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to annex

Drawing condemnation from Palestinian and other Arab leaders, the right-wing Netanyahu announced on Tuesday that he intended to"apply Israeli sovereignty" to the Jordan Valley and adjacent northern Dead Sea if he prevailed in what is shaping up as a tough battle for re-election on Sep 17.

"Whether or not Netanyahu succeeds (in the election) we won't accept it. This land is for Palestine, for the Palestinians," Hassan, 75 said.

Political commentators said Netanyahu had been emboldened to announce his plan by his close relationship with US President Donald Trump, who has already recognised Israeli sovereignty over a strategic slice of occupied territory - the Golan Heights - that Israel annexed in 1981.

The valley, which at 2,400 sq km accounts for nearly 30 per cent of the West Bank, has dozens of Palestinian farms as well as open areas which the Palestinian Authority has sought to develop for solar energy projects and industrial zones.

"My prosperity can come (only) if I can control my natural resources, my shores on the Dead Sea, my shores on the Mediterranean, my water, my land," Erekat said.

Palestinians have boycotted the American efforts, citing what they call Washington's pro-Israel bias.

But the official added:"The prime minister made a very good political gambit that appeared based on statements that (US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman) has already made."

Netanyahu also reaffirmed a pledge to annex all of the settlements Israel has established in the West Bank. But he said that broader step could take longer and required “maximum coordination” with Washington.

Read more: CNA

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