Israeli Prime Minster Vows To Annex Occupied Territory If His Party Wins Elections

Israeli border policemen detain a foreign activist by the Israeli separation barrier, during a protest in the West Bank village of Bil’in, west of Ramallah, Friday, March 2, 2018. Palestinian protesters and foreign activists marched to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the ongoing weekly protests against the Israeli separation barrier and settlements in Bil’in.
Israeli border policemen detain a foreign activist by the Israeli separation barrier, during a protest in the West Bank village of Bil'in, west of Ramallah, Friday, March 2, 2018. Palestinian protesters and foreign activists marched to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the ongoing weekly protests against the Israeli separation barrier and settlements in Bil'in. Nasser Nasser / AP Photo
Israeli border policemen detain a foreign activist by the Israeli separation barrier, during a protest in the West Bank village of Bil’in, west of Ramallah, Friday, March 2, 2018. Palestinian protesters and foreign activists marched to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the ongoing weekly protests against the Israeli separation barrier and settlements in Bil’in.
Israeli border policemen detain a foreign activist by the Israeli separation barrier, during a protest in the West Bank village of Bil'in, west of Ramallah, Friday, March 2, 2018. Palestinian protesters and foreign activists marched to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the ongoing weekly protests against the Israeli separation barrier and settlements in Bil'in. Nasser Nasser / AP Photo

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.