Israeli Prime Minster Vows To Annex Occupied Territory If His Party Wins Elections
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins reelection this coming Thursday. This action would likely preclude the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki has emphasized the large number of Palestinians living in the West Bank, responding to Netanyahu’s pledge by asserting that Israel cannot expel Palestinians. Currently, approximately 400,000 Israeli settlers and 2.8 million Palestinians live in the West Bank. Palestinian. For further response, we are joined by Ambassador Husam Zomlot, who is head of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Mission to the United Kingdom and former head of the PLO General Delegation to the United States. He is also currently the strategic affairs advisor to the president of Palestine.